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New York Chapter- “So the Arrow Flies,” A solo performance by Esther Chae, Sunday, May 1

You are invited to join fellow alumni, family, friends and theater-goers to a multi-alumni club event, sponsored by the Association of  Asian American Yale Alumni, Yale Club of Central NJ, Yale Alumni  Association of Bergen County, and Yale Alumni Association of Metro NY

A theatrical performance of Esther K. Chae’s (Yale Drama Alumna & TED Fellow)


 on Sunday, May 16, 2010, 3pm-4.10pm, followed by a 30 min. Talk Back, and Open Bar at the Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington Street, NYC

Ticket Price: $20 (with $10 discount) each.   RSVP to by May 13 for special blocked seating & discount

Yale Drama alumna and TED Fellow, Esther K Chae, will be performing a solo piece about a North Korean spy, and the Korean-American FBI agent that takes her down (which she has written herself and performed at the TED conference and other notable venues).

This fascinating play is being adapted into a feature film script.   There  will be a 30 minute talkback, and an open bar afterwards to meet and  mingle with those involved in the show, fellow alumni and other theater- goers.

A block of seats will be reserved for Yale alumni, family and friends who RSVP.  To RSVP, please send an email with your name and the number of seats to reserve to by Thurs. May 13th so we can get an accurate count.  Join alumni from various alumni clubs in the metropolitan NY area, including the Yale Alumni Association of Bergen County, YAAMNY, AAAYA and others for this joint alumni association event!

Tickets may be purchased online by going to:

To receive a special $10 discount off the general ticket price of

$30, please enter discount code “arrow.”

Tickets may also be purchased in cash at the theater on the day of the show.  To receive the discounted $20 ticket, please RSVP by Thursday, May 13.  We will meet at the theater where your name will be on a list if you have RSVP’d.  If you have any questions or would like to RSVP by phone, please call Jeanine Kim ES ’89, on 917-716-7968.  (You may also bring this e-mail printout at the door if you decide to come at the last minute.)

May 16 (Sun.) @ 3pm Hosted by Jeannie Park (Former Executive Editor, People Magazine; Founding President, Asian American Journalists Association-New York)  ***FEATURING BLOCKED SEATS FOR YALE ALUMNI***  There will be an additional 30 minute talkback with the host and creator/performer Esther K. Chae.

Esther K. Chae is an international award-winning actor/writer based in Los Angeles and New York.  Her artistic work has been seen and heard in the US, Korea, Ireland, Australia, Canada and Russia.  Her numerous credits as a performer include TV shows NCIS, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The West Wing, The Shield, ER; and theatre stages such as Yale Repertory Theater, La Mama, Mark Taper Forum/ Kirk Douglas Theater, P.S. 122 and Harvard/ A.R.T.

Chae’s performances have been lauded as “talented” (Variety), “engaging” (Hollywood Reporter)  and may just “break your heart” (Asia Pacific Arts).  Her life in Hollywood has been featured in a Korean Broadcasting Station (KBS) documentary. Her most recent solo performance So the Arrow Flies, about a North Korean spy and the Korean-American FBI Agent who pursues her, was featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (“a powerful and compelling script… fascinatingly gripping-ThreeWeeks Magazine), Ars Nova Theater Festival (NY) and the World Women’s Forum (Seoul).  In 2009, it was invited to TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference of which she is an inaugural fellow, CUNY’s Martin Segal Theater and NYU’s Performance Studies. The play is being adapted into a feature film script.  Chae graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Acting, the University of Michigan with an MA in Theater Studies, and Korea University. This fall, she is excited to be honored with the Emerging Artist Alumni Award by University of Michigan. She is hot off the airport runway from Abuja, Nigeria where she helped establish the nation’s first film academy and was teaching Acting for Film and Leadership.

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