The Secret Virtual Life of Florence Yoo

Florence Yoo: singer/songwriter/wisenheimer/glad participant in this game... Her CDs available on INDELIBLE and IN MY MIND I AM 5'9", confirming she is weird AND delusional. Factoids: commission to write the song ART TALK for Lynn Hershman; composer for Julia Cho's fun children's play, BAY AND THE SPECTACLES OF DOOM, La Jolla Playhouse, CA. Copyright 2005-2014 Florence Yoo (ASCAP) All rights reserved, etc., etc., etc....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Mazel Tov, Julia Cho!

This picture is of a young man who got drunk at my friends, Julia and Ed's wedding. I am not kidding. He only wanted the good stuff -- the champagne. A man of refined taste, once he had the hooch, he wanted nothing else, and somehow managed to slurp enough down while his mom and grandma weren't looking to get smashed. Ah, Korean men...

Perhaps if he were around tonight he would have raised a glass to Julia for the following reason.... (And from me, please imagine me making a virtual toast to you, dear Julia! You've earned every bit of all of this...!)

The Claire Tow Award is presented in honor of Long Wharf Theatre Board Member Claire Tow. The award recognizes a young theatrical artist of extraordinary promise, Julia Cho.

Ms. Cho is best known locally as the playwright of Long Wharf Theatre's 2004-2005 production of BFE.

"Julia Cho is one of the most gifted writers of her generation," Edelstein said. "Her dramatic imagination and basic human empathy push her to the top of the class."



Julia Cho's plays include BFE (Long Wharf Theatre, Playwrights Horizons), The Architecture of Loss (New York Theater Workshop), 99 Histories (Theater Mu), Durango and The Winchester House.

She has been a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the recipient of a New York Foundation for The Arts grant.

An alumna of NYU's graduate Dramatic Writing Program and The Juilliard School, she has taught at The City College of New York and The Asian American Writers' Workshop.

Julia is a member of New Dramatists and the winner of a 2004 Weissberger Award for BFE.


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