Endlings

On the island of Man-Jae in Korea, three elderly women spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood with nothing but a rusty knife. They are “haenyeos”— “sea women” —and there are no heiresses to their millennium-old tradition. ENDLINGS is a real estate lesson from the last three remaining “haenyeos” in the world: don’t live on an island. Unless it’s the island of Manhattan…
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Endlings

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  • Danielle Mohlman:
    25 Mar. 2020
    This play is incredible and I loved every minute of it. There was a moment halfway through, just as I was grieving the loss of one incredible character, when I burst out laughing on my couch. (You'll know the moment when you get to it. And I envy you because I'll never get to experience that moment for the first time again.) I long for the day when I can grieve and laugh with this play in the theatre. It's magnificent. Thank you, Celine!
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    5 Mar. 2020
    I love this play, and the artistry that Song invests in it! I find this play in conversation with the forces that push me toward and propel me away from the brick wall that I keep throwing myself against called American Theatre. Theatrical, meta, moving and stunning on so many levels, the performance at NYTW will stay with me forever. Thank you for such an expansive, thrilling piece!
  • Monet Hurst-Mendoza:
    7 Mar. 2019
    This play makes me feel so seen as a person of color in this love-hate relationship with the American Theatre. Celine's writing is witty, honest and highly theatrical. This play offers an amazing opportunity for designers and directors to shine and places mature female Asian actresses at the center of the action. One of my favorite plays of all time!

Development History

  • Residency
    ,
    The Public Theater
    ,
    2017
  • Residency
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    Playwrights Realm
    ,
    2017
  • Residency
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    MacDowell Colony
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
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    American Repertory Theater
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    2019