Four adults, who were adopted when they were young, gather to share their stories of family, loss, love, pride, and identity. Here, they challenge us to face their own questions, stare down narratives that keep being thrown at them, and wonder how, and sometimes even if, this part of their stories matters. Together, they mourn the closures they cannot have, embrace a future that has always been wide open, and celebrate the people with whom they have grown.
This 55 minute in-progress reading will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion lead by the performance creators.
Please note: this piece is not specifically created for children and does contain cursing, sexual references, and racial anxiety.
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm
Fleischer Art Memorial
719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Rae Bradley – Creator/Performer
Noah Breymeier – Creator/Performer
Siona Stone – Creator/Performer
Sarah Mitteldorf – Creator/Director
Photos by Valerie Giacobbe.
OK Graphic Design by Vanessa Ogbuehi.
The original development of OK, I’ll Tell You received support from a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant
This reading will follow a 6:30 excerpt reading of Asaki Kuruma’s solo show, Bi(!?)ingual
Asaki Kuruma’s first solo show that is incubated by Simpatico Theatre Project as a part of 2014 SoLow Festival. The show is inspired by Asaki’s life-time experience as a foreigner- Born in Japan, learned English, came to America to pursuit her dream- only life just doesn’t work the way movies are.
Rae Bradley is a graduate of Temple University in Theatre, where she spent most of her time in rehearsals instead of sleeping. Since then, when she’s not being an adult, she cosplays at geeky conventions, studies Shakespeare, travels as often as possible, and binges on Netflix to hoard more fandom status. Thanks to Kaleid for having her back! Rae remains grounded and sane (and sometimes INsane) from the support of her four favourite people in the world. You know who you are.
Noah Breymeier is a rising Junior at New York University, studying Drama in the Tisch School of the Arts as well as Psychology and Entertainment Business. Adopted from Uijeongbu, South Korea, Noah is honored and excited to share his story with such an amazing and talented group of people! Thanks to Mom and Dad for being infinitely supportive and loving.
Sarah Mitteldorf is a theatre maker and puppy scruffler. She spends much of her time devising new work with Kaleid Theatre (as in kaleidoscope, as in collide). Favorite credits include Glow (Kaleid 2013), Take/Sacrifice (Kaleid 2016), Many Ways (2013), and Proof (Allens Lane 2015). Up next: She Wore Those Shoes with Power Street Theater Company and a titles are for little witches: The Salem Bitch Trails with Kaleid. Thanks, as always, to the amazing and brave artists that she gets to work with – people who always make her grow.
Siona Stone is an Ithaca College graduate with a B.A. in Theatre Studies and a minor in Writing. She is currently an assistant teacher at Center City Jewish Preschool, and believes in the magnificent power of play and imagination. Siona is honored to be part of such a brave production with such a vulnerable and open ensemble. Honor where you are, forgive where you’ve been, and be excited about where you are going next.