Moon Bear

Silver and Richie are siblings without parents. As the two grow up, they cling to one another as each other's family, and help one another navigate their positions as social outsiders - Silver as a genderqueer weirdo, and Richie as a drug dealing gangbanger. In a parallel world, Bear is ousted from his tribe and through a gesture of filial piety, is turned by Hwanung, a gay Korean god, into a human woman....
Silver and Richie are siblings without parents. As the two grow up, they cling to one another as each other's family, and help one another navigate their positions as social outsiders - Silver as a genderqueer weirdo, and Richie as a drug dealing gangbanger. In a parallel world, Bear is ousted from his tribe and through a gesture of filial piety, is turned by Hwanung, a gay Korean god, into a human woman. S/he is then coerced into being Hwanung's pregnant beard, and has Hwanung's child. As family bonds begin to disintegrate, and the god-world begins to crumble, Silver and Bear must redefine home for themselves, to find power through the magic of stories.
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Moon Bear

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  • Unicorn Theatre:
    21 May. 2020
    This play is a FINALIST for the 2020-2021 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support MOON BEAR.
  • Maximillian Gill:
    13 May. 2020
    A glorious melding of the fantastic and the real. The real world story is poignant, intense and heart-breaking at times. The fable is funny, imaginatively realized, and goes places I never expected. The two stories enrich each other and comment on each other in startling ways. When they converge, a special type of magic happens. Original and compelling work.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    2 Apr. 2020
    I absolutely love plays like this!! Plays about the power of storytelling. The telling of ancient stories and how we need to make new ones to make sense of ourselves currently. Ki brilliantly weaves the magical and natural in this wonderful story of finding our true selves and our true power.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Brave New World Rep's Brave New Works
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    2020
  • Reading
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    Brave New World Repertory Theatre
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    2019
  • Reading
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    HBMG Foundation
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    2018
  • Workshop
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    Jason Fong's Writer's Workshop Series
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    2015