Created & Performed by The Interpreters (Seonjae Kim/Scarlett Kim)
Presented by Chicago Fringe Festival
Scenic and Projection Design by Judy Suh
How do we describe our own trauma? Articulate our own pain? By examining "comfort women" - a specific, painful piece of Korean history - Moksori/Voice examined larger issues of sexual violence, exploitation and oppression, still globally pertinent today. Derived from diverse sources such as real interviews with former comfort women, Korean resistance poetry, firsthand accounts, military documents, online posts and using various disciplines including movement, toy theatre, sensory stimuli and traditional Korean performance techniques, Moksori/Voice is a vivid 50-minute theatrical collage on the courage to speak up about our own nightmares.
Photos by Judy Suh