Gumiho – Distillery Festival (reading) @ Macha Theatre Works (Seattle – Fremont)

April 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Kam, queer Korean adoptee and former reality TV star, has just been broken up with by her longtime girlfriend. She quickly re-immerses herself in the alcohol- and lust-fueled world of the Los Angeles queer scene, where she uses and is used by women, and has sex without the burden of intimacy. Through a series of casual hookups, Kam moves from enjoying these casual hookups to questioning her value as a person — and finally reaches rock bottom in the form of a moment of intimacy with the one person who has always loved and believed in her: her best friend, Hyun-Joo.

Written by Nina Ki, directed by Helen Mariam.

Location: West of Lenin (203 N 36th St)

Full weekend festival passes ($51-$255, sliding scale available for all) or single-show tickets ($16-$26) here.


Festival info:

The Macha Distillery series is a celebration of emerging theater and an opportunity for playwrights to gain valuable feedback on new work. Each play in the series receives a live reading by a cast of professional actors, allowing it to live and breathe off the page. The readings conclude with a discussion of the play with the playwright, giving writers the chance to receive feedback from Seattle audiences and providing a platform for audiences to help shape new works in process.

This year Macha’s Distillery readings are held in festival form: 7 plays, 3 days, 1 New Works Reading Festival. Full schedule:

Friday, April 14, 2023
7pm: This Time, It Will Be Just For You by Maggie Lee
9pm: Panel discussion with all Festival writers and directors

Saturday, April 15, 2023
12pm: I will miss you when you’re gone by Jessica Moss
3pm: Bloomer Girls by Emily Brauer Rogers
7pm: Nanay by Molly Olis Krost

Sunday, April 16, 2023
12pm: Gumiho by Nina Ki
3pm: What to Expect When You’re Simulating by Nabra Nelson
7pm: Finding Neil Patrick Harris by Donna Hoke