Free Public Reading of “Endlings” by Celine Song

Friday, November 17th- 7:30 PM @ The NoHo Actor’s Studio, 5215 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood

On the island of Man-Jae in Korea, three elderly women spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood with nothing but a rusty knife. They are “haenyeos”— “sea women” —and there are no heiresses to their millennium-old tradition. ENDLINGS is a real estate lesson from the last three remaining “haenyeos” in the world: don’t live on an island. Unless it’s the island of Manhattan…

Directed by Megan A. McGuane
With: Jesse Bush, Garrett Hanson, Rhys Hyatt, Rachael Olsem, Joey Stromberg, Michael Sturgis, Marilyn Tokuda, Lindsey Vaerst, Karen Huie, Elizabeth Sung, MaryAnn Hu

About the Playwright, Celine Song 

CELINE SONG is a member of the Public Theater’s 2016-2017 Emerging Writers Group, a member of Ars Nova’s 2014-2015 Play Group, and Playwrights Realm’s 2017-2018 Writing Fellow. Her play ENDLINGS was a part of the Kilroys list 2017, and TOM & ELIZA was a semifinalist for the American Playwriting Foundation’s 2016 Relentless Award. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships from: the Millay Colony for the arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Celine was an IATI Theater 2015 Cimientos Playwright and a 2014 & 2016 Great Plains Theatre Conference Playlab Playwright. Her plays include THE FEAST (MAP Theater in Seattle, New Court Theatre in LA, Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha, Red Theater Chicago), FAMILY (Signature Theater, Potomac Theater), TOM & ELIZA (Ars Nova, JACK), and ENDLINGS (Public). She holds an M.F.A. from Columbia.