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Devising Peacemaking Theater: Advancing a Culture of Peace (2023 – Present)

Kyoung’s Pacific Beat will be partnering with an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop a research plan to better understand the aesthetics, structural barriers, and conditions necessary for peacemaking theater to thrive throughout the United States. This research is intended to contribute to an emerging but under-theorized topic, in both research and practice, at the intersection of peacebuilding and the arts.

Past Research

“Challenges to Change: Mosaic Network & Fund – 2021-2023 Learning Exchanges,” Mosaic Network and Fund. Jan. 2023.

“Learning Exchanges 2020: Redistribution of Power,” Mosaic Network and Fund. Dec. 2020.

“Intention, Accountability and Equity: Lessons from Field Leadership Fund, an Emerging Arts Fellowship,” The Field. Apr. 2018.

“Nuevas prácticas de la juventud chilena. Danzas k-pop: los próximos pasos,” Observatorio Cultural, Consejo Nacional de Cultura y las Artes [Chilean National Council for the Arts]. Aug. 2016.

“Creating Outside the Box,” The Brooklyn Commune. Jan. 2014.


MINA, Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas. Edited by Esther Kim Lee, Duke University Press. 2012.


An Aesthetic Meditation. July 2012.

A Collaborative Manifesto. September 2011.

Kyoung H. Park and Lee Breuer. Tennessee Williams Provincetown Theater Festival, Sept. 2011, Provincetown. Photo Credit: Josh Andrus

Artist Profiles

“Wrestling Alligators: Hilary Bettis with Kyoung H. Park,” The Brooklyn Rail. Nov. 2016.

“Experiments, Jokes, and Choices: Elevator Repair Service’s The Select,” Culturebot. Jan. 9, 2016.

“Katy Pyle, Ballez, and the Virtuosity of the Queer Body,” Culturebot. Sept. 15, 2015.

“Young Jean Lee’s Subversions of Form,” Culturebot. Nov. 20, 2014.

“Madness and Martyrdom in La Divina Caricatura: Lee Breuer with Kyoung H. Park,” The Brooklyn Rail. Dec. 2012 – Jan. 2013.

“Remembering Augusto Boal,” Korea Times. Jul. 8, 2009.

Global Day of Theatre of the Oppressed, Centro de Teatro do Oprimido, Apr. 19, 2008, Rio de Janeiro. Photo Credit: Kyoung H. Park

Op-Eds and Essays

“How Artists and Presenters Do Anti-Oppression Work, Part 1”, and “Part 2”, Americans for the Arts. Feb. 11, 2020.

“Queering Marriage”, Culturebot. Feb. 6, 2018.

“An Aesthetic Meditation,” Culturebot. Dec. 2, 2015.

“Rapprochement of Cultures,” Korea Times. Jun. 20, 2010.

“Massacre in Korea and disOriented,” Korea Times. Feb. 18, 2009.

Arts Education a Must for Creative Talents,” Korea Times. Jul. 9, 2008.

“Cultural Contradictions in North Korea,” Korea Times. Mar. 3, 2008.

“Writing at the Royal Court Theatre,” Korea Times. Dec. 12, 2007.

“Learning Peace in Korea”, Korea Times. Aug. 1, 2007.


General Press

Theodore Pavlich, “Playwright Kyoung H. Park on Peace, Theater and the Artist’s Duty”, Lambda Literary. May 13, 2019.

Miranda Levingston, “New York’s Billion Dollar Problem Hits Brooklyn Artists”, BK Reader. Jul. 14 2021.

Alicia Anstead, “Final Act”, APAP Inside Arts. Spring 2020.

Rosalind Early, “Come Together, Right Now”, American Theater Magazine. Nov. 20, 2018.

The Dramatist Editors, “What Do You Wear? What Do You Need?”, The Dramatist. Sept. 2017.

Elaine Avila, “The LTC in NYC: Gathering Face-to-Face Power to Face the World”, American Theater Magazine. Dec. 13, 2016.

Jose Solís, “The Sol Project: Shining a Light on Latinx Playwrights”, American Theater Magazine. Dec. 2016.

Trevor Boffone, “Kyoung H. Park”, 50 Playwrights Project. Sept. 28, 2016.

Broadwayworld News Desk, “Kyoung’s Pacific Beat Announces New Leadership Council,” Jun. 13, 2016.


Laura Collins-Hughes, “Exponential Festival: Unexpected Theater in Unfamiliar Real Estate”, The New York Times. Jan. 24, 2018.

Tanuja Jagernauth, “Pillowtalk Examines Love Under Oppression”, Rescripted. Sept. 5, 2018.

Tanuja Jagernauth, “Silos, Scarcity, and Specificity: Holding Space for Complexity After PILLOWTALK”, Culturebot. Aug. 26, 2018.

Catey Sullivan, “Pillowtalk, a love story for post-marriage equality world”, Windy City Times. Aug. 8, 2018.

KT Hawbaker, “The Sixth National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival to run in Chicago this August”, Chicago Tribune. May 21, 2018.

Kyoung Park, “Queering Marriage”, Culturebot. Feb. 6, 2018.

Nicole Serratore, “Beyond Whiteness: A January Festival Wrap Up”, American Theatre Magazine. Feb. 2, 2018.

Elizabeth Howard, “Theatrical Interventions: Kyoung H. Park”, WOVEN. Jan. 30, 2018.

Don Tagala, “‘Pillowtalk’ Theatrical Play Explores LGBT, Interracial Relationships”, Balitang TV. Jan. 26, 2018.

Helen Shaw, “January Theater Festival Reviews 2018, Part III”, Time Out. Jan. 25, 2018.

Mieke D, “Mieke D Responds to PILLOWTALK’s 2nd Long Table on Queer and TransMagic in the Werkplace”, Culturebot. Jan. 25, 2018.

Joel Benjamin, “PILLOWTALK: Review”, Theater Scene. Jan. 21, 2018.

Eva Yaa Asantewaa, “Kyoung’s Pacific Beat presents PILLOWTALK”, InfiniteBody. Jan. 19, 2018.

Jason Tseng, “Jason Tseng in Reponse to PILLOWTALK’s First Long Table”, Culturebot. Jan. 17, 2018.

Ran Xia, “Pillowtalk: Review”, Theater is Easy. Jan. 17, 2018.

Leah Richards, “Coital Exchanges”, Culture Catch. Jan. 16, 2018.

Jose Solis, “Playwright Kyoung H. Park on the Themes in PILLOWTALK and the Importance of Intersectionality”, StageBuddy. Jan. 15, 2018.

Jess Applebaum, “Bedroom Conversation-An Intimate Moment with the Collaborators of PILLOWTALK”, Culturebot. Jan. 2018.

The Dyonisian, “Kyoung H. Park on PILLOWTALK”, Dyonisian Magazine. Jan. 2018.

Theater Desk, “The Exponential Festival 2018”, Time Out NY. Jan. 2018.

Editor’s Desk, “Community Partnerships & Long Table Events Announced for PILLOWTALK by Kyoung’s Pacific Beat @ The Tank”, Dec. 2017.

Broadwayworld News Desk, “Kyoung’s Pacific Beat to Bring PILLOWTALK to The Tank this Winter”, Aug. 2017.

Fujishima, Kenji, “The Tank Announces New Season, New Home”, Aug. 2017.

Tran, Diep, “Kyoung Park–BAC Story by Diep Tran”, Baryshnikov Arts Center, BAC Story. Jun. 2017.

Jin Hyae Kim, “Facing Discrimination Against Gay Marriage”, New York Korea Times. Mar. 2017.

BroadwayWorld News Desk, “LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Presents Rough Draft Festival: A Window into New York”, Mar. 2017.

BroadwayWorld News Desk, “Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2017 Season”, Dec. 2016.

Columbia University, “Kyoung Park Presents PILLOWTALK at BRIC”, Columbia University, School of the Arts. Sept. 2015.

Press on TALA

Aurin Squire, “Aurin Squire on TALA at University Settlement Project”, New York Theater Review. Jan. 2015.

Ana López Montaner, “Entrevista Interdram”, Interdram. Jul. 2015.

Broadwayworld News Desk, “TCG Global Connections Recipients, New International Touring Program Announced”, Jun. 2015.

Rodrigo Miranda, “Kyoung Park: Mi Obra Lidia Con Los Paralelos Historicos Entre el 11 de Septiembre de 1973 y el 9/11 en Nueva York”, Revista Temporales, NYU. Apr. 2015.

Time Out NY, “Off-Off List”, Time Out. Jan., 2015.

Emily Gawlak, “Review: TALA”, Stage Buddy. Jan. 2015.

Teddy Nicholas, “TALA”, Theater is Easy. Jan. 2015.

Scott Stiffler, “Inward Islands”, Chelsea Now. Jan. 2015.

Teddy Nicholas, “Identity, Interrupted: Teddy Nicholas talks with Director Kyoung H. Park about TALA”, New York Theater Review. Jan. 2015.

Jiehae Park, “Working Confusion – a Personal Reflection on TALA by Kyoung Park”, Culturebot. Jan. 2015.

Jon Sobel, “Theater Review (NYC): Tala by Kyoung H. Park”, Blogcritics. Jan. 2015.

Michael Black, “Spotlight on…Kyoung H. Park”, Theater In the Now. Jan. 2015.

Dan Bacalzo, “TALA at University Settlement”, Dan Bacalzo’s Asian American Performance Site. Jan. 2015.

Zach Williams, “Adult Students at University Settlement Master English Through Spoken Word Poetry”, The Lo-Down. Nov. 2014.

Broadwayworld News Desk, “Performance Project @ University Settlement to Present TALA in 2015”, Nov. 2014.

Press on disOriented

Patricia Contino, “Theatre C presents disOriented,” Flavorpill. Feb. 2011.

Weston Clay, “disOriented”, Theatre Is Easy. Feb. 2011.

Randy Gener, “Korean Immigrants with Dancing Spirits,” American Theatre Magazine. Feb. 2011.

Jin Hyae Kim, “Plight of Korean-American Immigrants on Stage,” New York Korea Times. Feb. 2011.

Sukie Pak, “Korean-American Theater Needs Support,” Korea Daily. Feb. 2011.

Sukie Pak, “disOriented—Korean-American Family Drama,” Korea Daily. Feb. 2011.

Patricia Silva, “disOriented,” VelvetPark. Feb. 2011.

Aurin Squire, “Frequent Flier Kyoung Park Gets disOriented,” Brooklyn Rail. Feb. 2011.

Doug Strassler, “Culture Clash: disOriented Uses Dance to Examine One’s Roots,” OffOffOnline. Feb. 2011.

Radio & Podcasts

Howlround’s Building Our Own Tables “Peacemaking Theater”. Jul. 28, 2021.

Untitled, WBAI Radio “Builiding Community Care Platforms”. Apr. 24, 2020.

La Mezcla, “Kyoung Park Does an Excellent Lady Gaga Impresssion”. Apr. 9, 2019.

The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas!, WGN Radio, “ConFest is happening in Chicago!”. Aug. 17, 2018.

Video Interviews

Kyoung H. Park with Minju Bae, May 12, 2021, A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project, NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.

“‘Pillowtalk’ Theatrical Play Explores LGBT, Interracial Relationships,” Balitang TV. Jan. 26, 2018.

BAC Residency-Kyoung Park, Baryshnikov Arts Center. Jul. 2017.

“Kyoung and Danny”, Aman TV. Jun. 2017.

“Other Boys NYC” Interview, Slay TV. Feb. 2017.

“History and Home,” part of Finding Home: Migration, Exile and Belonging, Theatre Communications Group Global Pre-Conference, Georgetown University. Washington, DC. Jun. 2016.

“Cultural Appropriation–Who’s Telling Whose Story?,” part of NoPassport Conference, New York University. Mar. 2016. [Panel begins at 2:36:50 time mark]

“PillowTalk,” BK Live, BRIC TV. Sept. 2015.

“In Conversation with Kyoung H. Park,” Video Interview by Joseph Hill, Kyungjin Jo and Hansel Oh, CUNY Ph.D. Program in Theater. May 2014.

“Hear Me Now: Kyoung H. Park,” Video Interview by Jessica Blank and Rayner Ramirez, Fusion, an ABC News/Univision. Jun. 2013.

“Kyoung Park on his thesis TALA,” Video Interview by Kelly Stuart, Columbia University. Mar. 2012.