Living and working in Korea. Birth family searches. Dating with a capital adopt-D. Minnesota’s own Network of Politicized Adoptees (NPA) and curator Eric Sharp present ALL KINDS of AWESOME: Untold True Stories from the Korean Adoptee Community.
We are pleased to partner with the Loft and the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) to bring you this event. As part of the Loft's To Be Honest theme, storytellers from many walks of Korean Adoptee life will celebrate adoptee culture and oral tradition in order to reflect on the varied truths (and sometimes false misunderstandings) of their experiences. This year CAAL is supporting a series of storytelling events that uplift and highlight the diverse, complex and rich stories about who Asian Minnesotans are through its campaign #MinneAsianStories.
eunha jeong wood
Nik Nadeau (Lim Chang Hoon)
Kim Park Nelson, Ph.D.
Ran Hee Chang
Kaela Marie HaNah Schweisthal
Julie Jong Koch
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall) - 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Pricing & Registration: $10 for advance tickets* Please go to the Loft’s website to purchase advance tickets.
Parking: Small free parking lot available and plenty of metered street parking close by.
Audience: This event is open to the public. The event will center Korean adoptee voices but friends, family, and community members are all welcome. Recommended for those age 14 years and older.
* Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft's costs to host the event. Advanced tickets are non-refundable. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds. Seating is general admission (not assigned).
Please RSVP on our Facebook Event page: AKOA: Untold True Stories from the Korean Adoptee Community
Network of Politicized Adoptees (NPA) exists to strengthen, cultivate, and improve the lives of Korean adoptees by supporting critical discourse. Through solution-focused action, we promote adoptee justice by telling our own stories and collectively working towards systemic change within adoption. NPA’s vision is for all adoptees to feel empowered & have access to history, knowledge, fair policy, records, and positive health & relationships. NPA Facebook page
Eric Sharp is a Korean adoptee actor, playwright, producer, and teaching artist. He has appeared onstage at the Guthrie Theater, Ten Thousand Things, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, and starred as Mowgli in Children's Theatre Company's new adaptation of The Jungle Book. A regular performer at Mu Performing Arts, Eric wrote and starred in the 2014 world premiere of Middle Brother. He teaches workshops and residencies for Mu Stories, Penumbra Theatre, and COMPAS.
Coalition of Asian American Leaders is a network that harnesses the collective power of Asian American leaders to improve the lives of community. Follow CAAL on Twitter at @CAALMN or Facebook at to learn more.
The Loft was founded in 1974 and is a haven for readers and writers; one of the largest centers of its kind of the country. It’s mission is to advance the artistic development of writers, foster a thriving literary community, and inspire a passion for literature. Visit to learn more.