Jisoo Hope Yoon is a writer, theater-maker, and spoken word poet trying to figure out what to study at school. Her mind has taken up roots in California but her heart has always been in Seoul, where she was born and raised. She believes in advocating for underrepresented voices and creating what is relevant, embodied, and accessible.
She is part of Stanford’s spoken word team, and her written poetry has appeared in Polyphony Lit, Sienna Solstice, and How 2 B Bad. Her work is forthcoming as an animated short as a part of Moving Words 2020. She claims she’s working on a novel, which is sometimes true.
As a theater artist, she has been involved with various Stanford student groups and department shows, taking roles ranging from performer to dramaturg to assistant production manager. She is currently co-directing Asian American Theater Project’s production of Among the Dead by Hansol Jung, which will open this November.
Her art gravitates towards dreams, intersections, grayness, and other signs of liminality. Rock music and outer space have saved her life.
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