Hello My Name is…

October 20 – November 12 2017 with THE WELDERS

Written and Designed by Debra Kim Sivigny / Directed and Dramaturged by Randy Baker

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Hello My Name Is… (2017) / PHOTO: C. Stanley Photography

“Challenging theatrical conventions, Hello, My Name Is… by Deb Sivigny and directed by Randy Baker is like no other theater production I have taken in, in recent memory. The production delicately took my hand, then persuasively guided me undeniably into stories and design elements I had not witnessed before on a DC area stage.” — DC Metro Theatre Arts

“The experience of Hello, My Name Is… is precious by its rarity and irreplaceability. It is theater that can’t be told any other way. That’s nearly impossible to find anywhere, especially this well-executed, and that makes Hello, My Name Is… the best thing I’ve seen all year.” – DC Theatre Scene

A seven-room living installation, Hello, My Name Is… invites each intimate audience to investigate their ideas of home, self, and nationality. Partly autobiographical, this piece is inspired by Sivigny’s experience as a Korean adoptee and her journey in 2015 to Seoul, South Korea–her former, then-unfamiliar homeland. There she met many members of the adoption community–discovering that, while each adoptee’s story is unique, they share the experience of being an insider and outsider of two different nations.

FEATURING: Wyckham Avery, Linda Bard, Janine Baumgardner, Julie Garner, Jon Jon Johnson, Jennifer Knight, Momo Nakamura, Emily Sucher

DESIGNED BY Debra Kim Sivigny,  Pattie Kalil, Frank Labovitz, Roc Lee, Katie McCreary

WITH Yasmin Tuazon (Movement Coach and Assistant Director), Rich Ching (Production Manager), Kelsey Jenkins and Sophie Barden (Stage Management)

PRODUCED BY THE WELDERS Playwright Collective at Rhizome DC

 

REVIEWS:

Designer Sivigny uses a real house to make a play about home (WASHINGTON POST)

Hello, My Name Is… Is an Immersive, Site-specific Theatrical Experiment (WASHINGTON CITY PAPER)

Review: ‘Hello, My Name Is…’ at The Welders (DC METRO THEATRE ARTS)

The Welders’ HELLO, MY NAME IS… Immerses Audiences in Intimate Adoptee Stories (BROADWAY WORLD)

Deb Sivigny’s Hello, My Name Is … (DC THEATRE SCENE)

HELLO, MY NAME IS…, THE WELDERS (TWO HOURS TRAFFIC)

‘Hello, My Name Is…’ at The Welders (Review #2) (DC METRO THEATRE ARTS)

 

FEATUREARTICLES:

D.C. theatrical designer takes on a new role: Making a play about international adoption (Washington Post)

At Rhizome, A Site-Specific Theater Piece Immerses You In The Life Of An Adoptee (DCist)

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Hello My Name Is… (2017) / PHOTO: C. Stanley Photography

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