Seayoung Yim’s Jar of Fat, winner of the 2022 Yale Drama Series Prize, is receiving a staged reading at New York City’s Drama Book Shop October 24.
The reading is directed by Aileen Wen McGroddy and features Zoe Kim, Narea Kang, Annie Yim, Christina Liang, Ina Chang, Sophia Skiles, Clew, Roger Yeh, Ariel Estrada, and Michael K Hisamoto.
Jar of Fat is an absurdist comedy set in a fairytale world where two Korean American sisters are deemed too fat to fit in their family grave.
"Jar of Fat is a darkly comedic Korean American fairy tale about the allure and danger entangled within the quest for beauty and thinness,” Yim shares in a statement. “I offer this play as a struck match to burn some of the accumulated rage at what fatphobia steals from us every day: grace, space, possibility, and breath. As a Korean American, it was important to have this conversation about fatphobia and attractiveness in a culturally specific context to explore the ways these issues present themselves differently from the mainstream Western norms. It is my long-term hope that we collectively dream about and build the capacity to honor all bodies in their ever-changing forms.”
To learn more about Yim's work, visit SeayoungYim.com.