Three elderly haenyeos (female deep sea divers), on a small island in the Korean Peninsula, make a living by diving daily into the sea to harvest seafood and shellfish. They chat in a well-honed rapport about their absent families, their impossible dreams, and hassle of aging. They are endlings: The last of a dying breed of independent, iron-willed matriarchs that has long since fallen to industrialization. But Han Sol, Go Min, and Sook-Ja carry on, rather swimming than crawling unburthened...
New York Theatre Workshop presents Endlings, written by Celine Song and directed by Sammi Cannold, as part of its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season.
The production was forced to close on March 12, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Photos by Chad Batka)
On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly haenyeos—sea women—spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood. Across the globe on the island of Manhattan, a Korean-Canadian playwright, twice an immigrant, spends her days wrestling with the expectation that she write “authentic” stories about her identity. This “fascinating, audacious and deftly satirical” new play by Celine Song, directed by Sammi Cannold, questions what we inherit and challenges who dictates the terms.
February 19th, 2020
March 29th, 2020
New York Theatre Workshop