Am I American Enough?
“When I’m speaking to my mom, I literally don’t have the vocabulary to express the depth of my emotion to her.” – David Park
Having not been back to Korea in over 17 years, David has always identified as American. But when faced with the world telling him that he’s a “flavored American” as he would say, how does that affect his outlook on life and his journey in theatre?
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How David grew up in LA ([2:41])
- David’s passion for The Farewell ([5:16])
- David’s really surprising family tree ([12:18])
- Why David started musical theatre late ([20:11])
- Why David thinks that Asians are basically Switzerland ([30:24])
- What career David can model his after ([37:19])
- And so much more…
Some Questions We Discuss:
- How would it be like, living in Korea? ([10:36])
- When was the realization that being American had so many subsidiaries? ([17:07])
- What was the real lesson since closing Off-Broadway? ([24:37])
- What can people stand to hear from an Asian American actor living in New York? ([31:48])
Links and Resources:
- Follow David on Instagram
- NYU Tisch – Graduate Musical Theatre Writing
- Pace University – BFA Musical Theater
- Pioneer Theatre
- The Farewell
- Crazy Rich Asians
- Follow East Side Story on Instagram
- Follow Cheeyang on Instagram
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