Photo by Austin D. Oie Photography
“Do you think it’s easier for you to get work because you’re Asian?”
I’d graduated from college just a few months before, holding an embarrassingly sparse artistic resume for someone who wanted to work in professional theatre. Clueless about how anybody booked artistic work in Chicago, I was volunteering my time at an unpaid theatre internship in the hopes of some distant, unspecified payoff.
So I replied, “No.”
But in the following months, I found myself frequently going back to that very question.