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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Friday, June 18, 2010

Dear Julia

Sometimes people ask me how Julia Cho is doing. It was always so much fun to sing and play music with her, sample lots of different food at late night joints after shows and survive more than a few frightening cab rides together in NYC! Thank you, Julia. You were and continue to always be there for me. I only hope that I can do a bit of the same... I used to include notices about her plays (and now television shows) in my electronic newsletter but I have been on a hiatus for awhile now... Here's the quick update: She is currently a staff writer for the HBO show, BIG LOVE. But she has not abandoned her playwrighting career. I saw her beautiful play, THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE at The South Coast Repertory Theater, CA in April. My favorite idea from the play was how one culture's definition of love was: DON'T LEAVE ME. Julia's words never cease to touch me... I saw the CBS broadcast of The Tony Awards on Sunday evening and as they were giving a presentation about The Eugene O'Neill Theater Festival, motion graphics of show posters flew on the screen behind the speaker. One of them was the poster for Julia's play, DURANGO. The line that stays with me from that play was the father asking, "When did I start wanting so little from life?" (Paraphrased.) Therefore, it was no surprise to learn that the incomparable Ms. Cho won The 2010 The Susan Blackburn Prize! Congratulations, dear Julia! Can't wait to see what's next!


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