Production: Theater SALAD (www.salad.or.kr)
Writer/ Director: Kyongju Park (www.kyongjupark.com)
Choreography: Yuko Kaseki
Music: Wolfgang in der Wiesche
Media diretor: Sungsuk Suk
Stage & Costume Design: Kyongju Park
Cast: Lorna de matheo, Dashima Prub, Gewha Kim, Byungsun Rue, Ariun Jargal
Premiere: 2011.Mai. 22. (Box Theatre of Seoul Art Space_ MULLAE)
Supported by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
Light director: Jae-sung Lee
Make-up: Terra Hoyoo
Translation: Hayan Jeon
“Ran’s diary”, an experimental theatre, shows how painful and unstable life a Vietnam woman lived in Korea where understanding of other cultures lacks and paternalism is prevalent through her diary that she had written before she died. By doing so, the theatre tries to tell stories of migrant women who died after they came to Korea. Diverse instruments such as music, performance, objet, video, and recording are used in the theatre but it will not show any images of ‘oppressed persons’ such as ‘poor woman’ or ‘victim.’ Rather, ‘Ran’s diary’ discloses how ‘fantasy of men’ and ‘fantasy of women’ are entangled with each other under anti social system, ‘marriage through international brokerage like human trafficking,’ in Korean society.
Ran, a friend of Chaw, was killed by an accident. However, the police conclude that Ran committed suicide without reasonable investigation and Chaw cannot accept their conclusion. Chaw discovers Ran’s diary while arranging her stuff. After reading her diary, Chaw thinks Ran did not commit suicide. She starts lonely fight for finding out cause of Ran’s death but nobody understands her. After reading Ran’s diary, she finds out that what life Ran had lived before she died. However, unfortunately, Ran stopped writing a diary three days before she died.