Show DetailsOctober 19, 2022 - October 23, 2022
Written and performed by Maki Yi
Armed only with optimism, a suitcase, and her brother’s map of Toronto, Maki leaves home in South Korea for the vast unknowns of Canada. In a cross-country tale of survival, she navigates opportunities, racism, poverty, and worst of all: bureaucracy. An intimate adventure about taking risks and the joy of finding yourself in a strange land.
“Sometimes, when you see a show, you know that an artist is offering you a personal gift. That’s what it’s like with Maki Yi’s Suitcase Stories...” – Colin Thomas, Mapping the Intuitive
“Suitcase Stories is a testament to Yi’s resilience and to the joy she takes in her chosen profession. For audiences, that joy is infectious.” – Kathleen Oliver – Georgia Straight
“Yi is an effervescent storyteller – the personal is combined with the process in this immigrant’s tale.” – Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents