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Yongsoo Park is also a filmmaker and novelist. His novel Boy Genius (2002, Akashic Books) was recognized as a Notable Title by the 2002 Kiriyama Prize. His second novel Las Cucharachas will be published in June 2004. He is also a former recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship awarded through the Asian American Writers' Workshop.
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Based on the seminal feature film of the same name FREE COUNTRY (1996, 70min. B&W), which was written and directed by Yongsoo Park. the play follows the journey of JASON KIM, the oldest of the three Kim Brothers as they struggle against poverty and hopelessness in Koreatown in the wake of the senseless murder of their parents. Jason must try to keep the family together as his younger brothers grow increasingly more selfish and are lured by the promise of fast money. the play received its West Coast premiere in 1997 via the Asian American theater Company alongside a one-act by Diana Son. This original production was directed by Karen Amano and received strong critical acclaim in the San Francisco Guardian and Examiner publications. Yongsoo Park, the playwright, has since published the novels BOY GENIUS (Akashic Books, 2002) and LAS CUCARACHAS (Akashic Books, 2004) and has written and directed the festival hit short film ANTIGONE 5000.
Asian American Theatre Company, San Francisco, California 1997
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