As an actor, Sun Mee has worked with the Guthrie Theater (Twelfth Night, As You Like It, King Lear, Harvey, Othello, Burial at Thebes, Macbeth, Tony Kushner’s world premiere: The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Naomi Iizuka’s world premiere: After One Hundred Years); Cincinnati Playhouse/Hartford Stage/Kansas City Repertory/Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Broadway Tour of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses); Syracuse Stage/Charlotte Repertory (M. Butterfly); New York’s Lincoln Center (Directors’ Lab); Penumbra Theatre (for colored girls…); Jungle Theater (Miss Bennett, The Wickhams); Theater Mu (Hot Asian Doctor Husband, Two Mile Hollow, The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up, You for Me for You, Cowboy vs. Samurai, WTF, Asiamnesia, Circle Around the Island, Mask Dance); Ten Thousand Things Theater (The Sins of Sor Juana, Good Person of Szechwan, Forget Me Not When Far Away, Dirt Sticks, A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Mixed Blood Theater (Vietgone); History Theatre (100 Men’s Wife); Park Square Theatre (Aubergine); and many other theaters locally and nationally.
“A talented (and successful) actor, Chomet bristles with power, both physical and emotional.”— John Olive, playwright, novelist, screenwriter and teacher
As a playwright, Sun Mee’s first play, Asiamnesia, was voted Best New Script of 2008 by Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her most recent one-woman show, How to Be a Korean Woman, was named Best Solo Performance of 2012 by Lavender Magazine and voted in the Top Ten Shows of 2012 by the Star Tribune as part of “The Origin(s) Project” presented with Katie Hae Leo’s N/A.
Sun Mee is a Playwrights’ Center 2019-20 & 2013-14 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow and TCG 2013-15 Fox Fellow. She is also received the 2019 Decades Award (Star Tribune City Pages) and 2015 Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress. She is grateful for generous support towards the development of her work from the Jerome Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Rimon Foundation.
Sun Mee received her M.F.A. in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Earlham College.