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Jisun Myung

MFA Candidate, Theatre for Youth, Arizona State University

Jisun Myung is an MFA candidate in Theatre for Youth at Arizona State University. She uses theatre and drama as a tool to explore multiculturalism and inter-culturalism in order to stimulate interesting conversations, challenge ourselves, and make a meaningful progress in a community. She has worked with National Theatre of Korea and National Traditional Opera Company in South Korea. At ASU, she was part of "The Race" and "Compass" directed by Michael Rohd. She is currently working on her applied project, "In Between Food Project: how young people make an intercultural space through Korean and American food." She is also a research assistant for CHC team under Dr. Tamara Underiner's supervision. In 2017, Jisun presented her paper, "Jose Rizal and the boy in Montalban: The Serendipitous Impact of a Musical Drama," about a musical drama she led in the Philippines at ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) World Congress in South Africa.