SECRET IDENTITY CRISIS

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

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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
ROY HUANG certified reviewer June 12, 2017
Insightful and thought provoking. A unique look at life growing up as an Asian in American and the affect of the medias portrayal of them ... full review
AMY NGUYEN certified reviewer June 12, 2017
Loved it! ... full review
PAULINE NGUYEN certified reviewer June 14, 2017
Imaginative, creative, unique, funny, compelling. Paul's one-man show is a combination of personal experiences and cultural and societal relevance that brings to light the struggles of people of color, particularly Asian-Americans. Through the lens of multiple characters and their aliases, he offers different perspectives on the prejudices this ethnicity has been met with for generations. Paul's thoughtful research shines through his passionate performance. I highly recommend this show!... full review
BROOKE BAUMER certified reviewer June 16, 2017
Paul shines a huge light on discrimination against Asian Americans in the U.S. His piece is exactly what I love in theatre -- the opportunity to be entertained, while opening my mind up to something I had never considered before. Paul does that in the most inventive, brave way. I'll take him as my superhero any day. Well done!!!... full review
TOM TROBAUGH certified reviewer June 16, 2017
Outstanding! I was really moved by Paul Yen's Secret Identity Crisis, from the depth and complexity of the stories and themes to Paul's brilliant performance. Even as an American of mixed Asian ethnicity, I have to admit that prior to seeing SIC, I frankly was not very sensitive or sympathetic to the prejudice faced by Asian-Americans in pop culture and the entertainment industry. I also had not anticipated how deeply personal and engaging this production would be, and I think that is what I found so compelling. Paul's honesty in revealing his insecurities, self-doubt, shame and anger in the process of forging his own identity makes SIC beautifully thought provoking and emotionally rewarding. The way in which Paul weaves his own personal ... full review
GRETA JUNG certified reviewer June 17, 2017
Relatable, funny, and fresh... full review
VICTOR CHI certified reviewer June 17, 2017
Clever "re-imagining" of comic heroes, while bringing forward the struggles of Asian-Americans and their national identity in the United States.... full review
GREG MOE certified reviewer June 17, 2017
Paul's message was insightful and passionate. And his performance was genuine and from the heart. I loved how the characters were weaved into his life experiences and it spoke into my own life as well. So good!... full review