Half of Chopsticks

Emmy Young’s dad was the King of Koreatown until the day he was swallowed by a hole. It’s not just the ghost of her dad that cracks the plaster off the walls of Young’s Chopsticks - Traditional Korean Take Out and Delivery. When Emmy’s half-secret, half-white, half-brother shows up with half the deed to her dead dad’s restaurant, everything Emmy knew about her home begins to crumble.
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Half of Chopsticks

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  • Maximillian Gill:
    27 Dec. 2021
    A lovely play about family and so much more. The use of the ghost of the deceased father is a marvelous device to illuminate generations and loss and grievances that take determined work to resolve. The play and these determined characters do that work, and it's wonderful to behold.
  • Brittany Brandt:
    3 Dec. 2021
    Half of Chopsticks is such a great play about family and struggle. I absolutely love Korean culture so it was amazing to actually find one that I LOVED! Also who doesn't love a play that incorporates food! This is a MUST READ!!
  • Kayla Addison:
    3 Dec. 2021
    Half of Chopsticks has such a way of making the power of family and love so important. The way that the story unwraps the occurrences that grief and death can bring to a family is so important. 10/10 must read

Character Information

  • Emmy
    30s,
    korean american
    ,
    Female
    Hot headed and kind of a grump, 30s Asian American
  • Vince
    30s,
    Korean Hapa
    ,
    Male
    Charming and practical, 30s Asian American, Hapa
  • Brady
    30s,
    korean american
    ,
    Male
    Warm and playful, 30s Asian American
  • Dead Dad
    50s,
    Korean
    ,
    Male
    Ghost. Practical and hot headed. 50s Asian/Asian American

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Boise Contemporary Theatre
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists
    ,
    2020

Awards

Finalist
,
Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
,
Seven Devils
,
2021