Untitled Asian-American Senior Sex Scandal Murder Mystery Musical
Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
A commission by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
YouTuber “Self-Made” Jade Kim is in hot water for making ageist remarks on her channel. When she learns that her grandmother June is about to get kicked out of Happy Pleasant Valley Senior Apartments, Jade gladly comes to the rescue – in order to record and broadcast her heroine-ism, saving her reputation. What Jade doesn’t count on is the cause of June’s eviction threat: her “active-living” sex life, which seems to be killing the men she sleeps with. June swears that she and her libido are bring framed, and enlists Jade’s help in tracking down the real murderer.
Untitled seeks to explode the myth that the enjoyment of sex stops after a certain age, and will explore themes of generation gaps, ageism, and finding connection and relevance in the digital age – all with a little bit of good old-fashioned murder thrown in.
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Jan 2019, Writers Retreat: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Redwood City, CA
AWARDS & HONORS
2019, NAMT Writers Residency Grant, National Fund for New Musicals