Jet-lagged but happy, Thyra, Kevin and I finally made it to Seoul, South Korea, last night. We arrived at about 6 p.m. local time, which is about midnight (the night before) in Portland. The eleven-hour flight was made to seem much shorter than I’d dreaded thanks to the loveliness of Asiana Airlines and a Tylenol PM. We were met at the airport by two representatives from New Venture Entertainment, the presenting agency here in Korea, who whisked us off to our hotel for a briefing on the schedule of events for the next four days and some info about the area and what to expect. Then the three of us stumbled our way into a Korean restaurant for our first try at communicating with limited (aka ZERO) language skills. Success! Delicious!
The real adventure begins today– we just got back from a meeting with the technical director of the Seoul Arts Center and a tour of the theater, and in a couple of hours will have our first rehearsal with the children from the Korean National Institute.