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When:   May 16, 2010 3:00pm-5:00pm
Where:   Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington Street, NYC
Price:   $20
Type:   Arts



You are invited to join fellow alumni, family, friends and theater-goers to a multi-alumni club event, sponsored by the Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York, Yale Club of Central NJ, Yale Alumni Association of Bergen County, and the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni:


a theatrical performance of:

Esther K. Chae's (Yale Drama Alumna & TED Fellow)
on Sunday, May 16, 2010, 3pm-4.10pm, followed by a 30 min. Talk Back, and Open Bar
at the Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington Street, NYC  

Ticket Price: $20 (with $10 discount) each
RSVP on This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  by May 13 for special blocked seating & discount

Yale Drama alumna and TED Fellow, Esther K Chae, will be performing a solo piece about a North Korean spy, and the Korean-American FBI agent that takes her down (which she has written herself and performed at the TED conference and other notable venues).  

This fascinating play is being adapted into a feature film script. There will be a 30 minute talkback, and an open bar afterwards to meet and mingle with those involved in the show, fellow alumni and other theater-goers. 

A block of seats will be reserved for Yale alumni, family and friends who RSVP.  To RSVP, please send an email with your name and the number of seats to reserve to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  by Thurs. May 13th so we can get an accurate count.  Join alumni from various alumni clubs in the metropolitan NY area, including the Yale Alumni Association of Bergen County, YAAMNY, AAAYA and others for this joint alumni association event!

Tickets may be purchased online by going to: <
To receive a special $10 discount off the general ticket price of $30, please enter discount code "arrow." 

Tickets may also be purchased in cash at the theater on the day of the show.  To receive the discounted $20 ticket, please RSVP by Thursday, May 13.  We will meet at the theater where your name will be on a list if you have RSVP'd.  (You may also bring this e-mail printout at the door if you decide to come at the last minute.)

Join us for a stimulating afternoon -- a real must see!  To view clips of her amazing performance at the TED conference and for more information, please see below. 



A North Korean spy.  The Korean-American FBI agent that chases her down. Who will get hit first?

SO THE ARROW FLIES is a solo performance piece about a North Korean spy, the Korean-American FBI agent that takes her down, a grandmother who is a survivor of the Korean War and a young girl who is half Korean-half Caucasian. With only a turn on a chair, Esther K. Chae plays the following four dynamic roles.This show was previously presented at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the World Womens Forum (Seoul).

Website: <
Video: <

Length: 1 hr 10 mins  Intermission: None 
Door opens at 6:30 and there will be an open bar. 

May 14 (Fri.) @ 7pm Hosted by Ed Bennett (President of Bennett Media Studios; Former CEO of MTV Networks' VH-1)

May 15 (Sat.) @ 7pm Hosted by Aldo Scrofani -tentative- (Award winning producer of STOMP; President and C.E.O. at Theatre Management Associates)

May 16 (Sun.) @ 3pm Hosted by Jeannie Park (Former Executive Editor, People Magazine; Founding President, Asian American Journalists Association-New York)  ***FEATURING BLOCKED SEATS FOR YALE ALUMNI***  There will be an additional 30 minute talkback with the host and creator/performer Esther K. Chae. 

Chae skillfully absorbs the audience into a world of espionage and deception fascinatingly gripping - Edinburgh ThreeWeeks festival e-magazine.

Esther K. Chae is an international award-winning actor/writer based in Los Angeles and New York. Her artistic work has been seen and heard in the US, Korea, Ireland, Australia, Canada and Russia. Her numerous credits as a performer include TV shows NCIS, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The West Wing, The Shield, ER;  and theatre stages such as Yale Repertory Theater, La Mama, Mark Taper Forum/ Kirk Douglas Theater, P.S. 122 and Harvard/A.R.T.  Chaes performances have been lauded as talented (Variety), engaging (Hollywood Reporter) and may just break your heart (Asia Pacific Arts). Her life in Hollywood has been featured in a Korean Broadcasting Station (KBS) documentary. Her most recent solo performance So the Arrow Flies, about a North Korean spy and the Korean-American FBI Agent who pursues her, was featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (a powerful and compelling script fascinatingly gripping-ThreeWeeks Magazine), Ars Nova Theater Festival (NY) and the World Womens Forum (Seoul). In 2009, it was invited to TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference of which she is an inaugural fellow, CUNYs Martin Segal Theater and NYUs Performance Studies. The play is being adapted into a feature film script. Chae graduated from the Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Acting, the University of Michigan with an MA in Theater Studies, and Korea University. This fall, she is excited to be honored with the Emerging Artist Alumni Award by University of Michigan. She is hot off the airport runway from Abuja, Nigeria where she helped establish the nations first film academy and was teaching Acting for Film and Leadership.



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