Tell us about your show.
Self-ish is a solo show about a Korean-Canadian woman examining herself and her relationships with the people around her, in the aftermath of a recent tragedy. Esther builds her world and navigates her life on stage with the use of 6 cardboard boxes.
Describe your show in three words.
Why should someone come see your show?
Because it’s a universal story about family dynamics and the mundane existence of life centered around a Korean-Canadian woman in her thirties. The writer, director and performer all met each other through doing sketch comedy, so there will definitely be laughs, but this is their attempt at balancing that fine line between comedy and tragedy.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
The character in the show, Esther, would be Howard the Duck because she’s kind of a jerk and doesn’t really have any superhero powers and works in an office, and has a dry sense of humour. But mostly, it’s because she has a natural duck-like waddle.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
Definitely The Lady Show at the Firehall. It’s a comedy show where they’re “putting the joy in feminist killjoy”. And Diana is in that one too.
#FringeDuJour is a peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.
For Even More Information
The 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 6-16 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.