SECRET IDENTITY CRISIS

paul yen · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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IRENE PARK certified reviewer · June 04, 2017
Please go watch this great piece of work and share it with your friends! We need this! Worth every penny!... full review

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ERIC MARK certified reviewer · June 04, 2017
As a frequent theater-goer, I found Paul Yen's one-man show, "Secret Identity Crisis," to be an extraordinary accomplishment. It is poignant, compelling, humorous, and challenging. But, most of all, it is truthful. By using the most iconic superheroes to explore questions of self, identity, and the experience of being a member of a visible minority in Hollywood, Yen, has created a highly accessible means for audience members to grasp unto and understand the travails he and every actor of color have endured in their efforts to flourish in an environment that is still riven by stereotypes and prejudice. Yen's writing is articulate and powerful, and his acting demonstrates what it means to "lose oneself in character" and "to experie... full review

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MARC AMBINDER · June 03, 2017
I loved it. ... full review

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AMERY THAO · June 16, 2017
There is a reason this show has been show has been sold out! It was a marvelous experience the see a boy become a man through the lense of the Asian-American experience. ... full review

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JUDY NGUYEN certified reviewer · June 04, 2017
Paul Yen's delivery of this show brought to light many of the issues and stereotypes that are present in the film industry without seeming preachy.... full review

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YUDHO ADITYA · June 07, 2017
With the onslaught of insensitive whitewashing and erasure of Asian American history by the mainstream media, Paul Yen’s "Secret Identity Crisis" is a breath of fresh air that seeks to critique and challenge this disturbing status quo. However, while the show’s exploration of 3 different superheroes’ re-imagined backstories from a minority’s POV is a clever concept, its execution feels a bit repetitive since all three stories hit the same beats. Because of the short 1 hour run time, it can be difficult for the audience to fully delve into the stories before Yen moves on to his next character. It’s an ambitious piece of writing that deserves a larger format (and run time) to fully explore and flesh out the complexities of being a super... full review

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JESSE ARAKAKI certified reviewer · June 17, 2017
It was well written. Thoughtful. Great balance and kept audience engaged... full review

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VICTORIA HUYNH · June 14, 2017
tagged as: intriguing · clever · insightful · funny · powerful
I was very surprised to see an Asian American actor defend for what he believes. The message is extremely powerful and should be shared with all others even of other races outside of the Asian race. It brings awareness to people in the industry and others outside of the industry. Extremely compelling storyline and overall play. ... full review

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PAUL TRAN certified reviewer · June 10, 2017
Overall play by a One Man show who clearly display his character roles. The whole show has great mixture of comedy and issue awareness in Asian-American history to present days. Very Enjoyable and entertaining. ... full review

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DILLAN DAMODAR certified reviewer · June 10, 2017
Paul Yen's "Secret Identitiy Crisis" successfully vocalized and expressed the major issue of whitewashing in the film industry as one that needs to go and proves that that proper Asian-American representation would not only be better for the industry, but required for the next generation to have inspiration in life, and the stories themselves would not be all that different. What surprised me the most was how much of his personal life experience was injected into his overall theatrical performance. Some transitions from himself as a narrator into the characters surrounding the lore of popular superheroes were breathtakingly seamless, and others were not. In his attempts to correspond an Asian-American POV onto the full canon within supe... full review

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