Man, o man was this incredibly brave and profoundly moving performance by Marissa Lichwick astonishing. Trans-racial adoption is a tricky topic to take on, and “Yellow Dress” succeeds wonderfully through a brilliant combination of physical and emotional guts along with great storytelling that does not shy away from the darker sides of her personal story. Touching, funny and honest, just loved this all around. Everybody should see it!
-Pam Noles, Actress, Writer, Solo Show Artist
Yellow Dress is a coming of age one person show about Korean adoption. The story was born out of my experiences growing up as an adoptee, in a family of ten, in upstate New York. it follows two orphans through the streets of South Korea, into the suburban American heartland, to their fortuitous journey back. Back to Korea, back to their past.
The play is a theatrical experience, with over twenty characters to help illustrate the story. They portray the secrets, the lies, the humor, the innocence and above all the truth within us. Rachel the central character interacts directly with the audience, therefore allowing the play to be a symbiotic experience for both audience and actor.
“Yellow Dress” first previewed at the University of Washington School of Drama and the Guthrie Experience at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. It made it's west coast debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June of 2011, where it was voted one of the Best of Fringe and received a encore run. Yellow Dress made it's east coast debut at the New York International Fringe Festival with high praise and traveled to St. Louis this summer for the Korean Adoption Adoptive Network Conference.