Posts by: Kumiko Mendl

What I couldn’t say in 50 words

What I couldn’t say in 50 words

The Stage recently asked me to send them a 50 word paragraph on what I thought the main issues for theatre were and how they should be addressed in 2018. (the short version is here ) I was unable to include many of the events and thoughts that have been preoccupying me this year. So here’s a […]
Yellow Earth Statement to The Print Room and creative team of ‘In the Depths of Dead Love’

Yellow Earth Statement to The Print Room and creative team of ‘In the Depths of Dead Love’

Yellow Earth Statement to The Print Room and creative team of ‘In the Depths of Dead Love‘ We wish to express our dismay and disappointment at The Print Room’s decision to present an all white cast in the play; In the Depths of Dead Love which according to their website is set in ancient China […]
2016 – it’s not been all bad..

2016 – it’s not been all bad..

What an extraordinary year 2016 has been. On the one hand a cold wake up call with the Brexit and the U.S. Presidential results sending seismic political shocks across the globe and unleashing a very real and frightening rise of xenophobia and racism. On the other, the awareness of the issue of diversity in the […]
And the rest of Kumiko’s trip to New York..

And the rest of Kumiko’s trip to New York..

If any of you have been following my blog on my trip to the States you may have noticed  that Chinese New Year and the dates of posting don’t quite tally. I confess, the blog was written whilst in the States but due to my technical issues with the new site, the blog was not […]
Playwriting

Playwriting

Day 6 Met one of our Typhoon writers today Don Nguyen. His play Red Flamboyant will be presented on Friday March 4 at Rich Mix @ 7pm. Based on the true life story of a Vietnamese woman living with HIV and her fight to find her voice and speak up for the needs of people […]
Chinese New Year in NYC

Chinese New Year in NYC

The coldest day in New York since 1916 – around minus 10 in the middle of the day and did we feel it. Waited patiently for the Chinese New Year Day parade but either there wasn’t much to see or they were saving the best until last I didn’t stay to find out. Had to […]
Peter Pan to Amherst

Peter Pan to Amherst

Took the Peter Pan Bus up to Amherst via Springfield. After being hemmed in by a large American who chose to sit next to me out of all the spare seats available, promptly fell asleep and snored before thankfully debarking at Springfield (must be related to Homer) and  I had plenty of space for the […]
Asian American Theatre Trip – A Dream of Red Pavilions in New York

Asian American Theatre Trip – A Dream of Red Pavilions in New York

Day 1 En route to New York City Very excited and grateful to have an opportunity to find out more about the Asian American Theatre scene with thanks to ACE and AIDF grant. I am travelling as a independent artist and will be sharing thoughts/experiences via this blog and Twitter – follow me on @kumikomendl […]
Kumiko’s Asian American Theatre Trip

Kumiko’s Asian American Theatre Trip

Day 3 Road trip back to NYC and en route a very enlightening conversation with Leslie Isshi one of the founders of CAATA – the Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists designed to bring the very many and varied Asian American Theatre companies together to meet, share, debate and make the future of Asian […]
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