SECRET IDENTITY CRISIS

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

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JESSE ARAKAKI certified reviewer June 17, 2017
It was well written. Thoughtful. Great balance and kept audience engaged... full review
VICTORIA HUYNH uncertified reviewer June 14, 2017
tagged as: powerful · funny · insightful · clever · intriguing
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
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
HAI HUYNHLAM uncertified reviewer June 04, 2017
Paul was incredible! He posed important social questions while sharing his humble upbringings to deliver a perfectly mended show that equally catalyzes social discussions while inspiring and empowering Asian Americans. ... full review
JAKE CHOI uncertified reviewer June 03, 2017
I am going to be thinking about this for the next week and definitely recommending everyone to go see. ... full review
JULIUS GUTIERREZ uncertified reviewer June 04, 2017
I enjoyed Paul's way of storytelling. It flowed really well with his visuals, costumes, and sound effects. He invited you into his struggle as an American who is Asian living in today's America. His storytelling flowed so well that the one man show didn't even seem like a one man show. Great job Paul!! Thank you for sharing your story!!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 06, 2017
Really enjoyed the show, it was thoughtfully done.... full review
ANH PHAN certified reviewer June 10, 2017
Overall, the show was honest and true. I loved the use of humor while delivering a serious problem in our society. It was awesome!... full review
GARY KUO certified reviewer June 08, 2017
A well conceived, written, and performed show by a very talented actor. Some very funny, moving, and thought-provoking moments in a fast-paced hour.... full review
REGINA LEE certified reviewer June 12, 2017
It was an interesting way to express what many minority groups are experiencing in the US. He cleverly wove his personal narrative into the re-imagining of classic superheroes in a way that was effective, humorous, and relatable. It was great to see Paul bring so many different characters to life in the span of only an hour! I would definitely recommend this show to anyone interested in seeing a unique perspective about Asian American identity :).... full review