[Herald Review] Choi Jae-rim shines as Korean-American adoptee in ‘Airport Baby’ musical


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    [Herald Review] Choi Jae-rim shines as Korean-American adoptee in ‘Airport Baby’ musical

    Published : 2016-03-03 14:40

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    A young Korean-American adoptee returns home for the first time in desperate search for his birth-mother.

    For musical director, conductor and actress Kolleen Park, the plot of her latest musical production “Airport Baby” may seem like an all-too-familiar tale. But add local musical actor Choi Jae-rim to the mix and the result is an unexpectedly moving portrayal of a troubled young soul.

    Following her role as a mother struggling with bipolar disorder in the Korean rendition of the off-Broadway musical “Next to Normal,” Park has stepped downed from the stage and returned to her directorial role in one of Daehangno’s newest musicals, “Airport Baby.”

    In a brilliant move, Park snagged Choi – her “Next to Normal” co-star – and cast the 30-year-old in the lead role of Korean-American Josh Coen, a role he plays to near-perfection.

    The musical is a comical yet hard-hitting look at international adoption, a controversial social issue in Korea. Coen is an adoptee who leaves his home in Atlanta, Georgia, to come to Korea in search of his birth mother, and goes as far as appearing on a TV show in hopes of tracking down his family.

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    Adoption of Asian children is controversial and here’s why.

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    Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea - The New York Times:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/magazine/why-a-generation-of-adoptees-is-returning-to-south-korea.html

    For Asian females in particular, you’ll face non stop sexual harassment from white males.

    The situation is most serious for women. Suicide attempts are several times higher amongst foreign female adoptees than amongst Swedish born women of the same age. The difference is big even compared to adopted women with Swedish biological parents.

    The research team believe they’ve detected a pattern following interviews with young adopted women of Asian descent.

    “People have preconceptions that [women of Asian descent] are promiscuous, prostitutes, have a strong sex drive and are considered to be exotic,” said Frank Lindblad, who believes that such sexual prejudices can be difficult for the women concerned to understand.

    The study is published in the scientific journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric

    Epidemiology.

    Racism behind suicide attempts
    source: http://www.thelocal.se/20060126/2942

    For those of you who are interested in how Asians develop white worship and self-hate, here’s a break down from the article at the top.

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    Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea - The New York Times:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/magazine/why-a-generation-of-adoptees-is-returning-to-south-korea.html


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