As an actor, Sun Mee has worked nationally at Lincoln Center LCT3 (brownsville song); Cincinnati Playhouse/Hartford Stage/Kansas City Repertory/Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Broadway Tour of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses); and Syracuse Stage/Charlotte Repertory (M. Butterfly). Locally, she has worked with the Guthrie Theater (Sally & Tom, 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); Penumbra Theatre (for colored girls…); Ten Thousand Things Theater (The Sins of Sor Juana, Good Person of Szechuan, Forget Me Not When Far Away, Dirt Sticks, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mixed Blood Theater (Leah Nanako Winkler’s Two Mile Hollow, Vietgone); Jungle Theater (Georgiana & Kitty, Miss Bennett, The Wickhams); Theater Mu (Hot Asian Doctor Husband, The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up, You for Me for You, Cowboy vs. Samurai, WTF, Asiamnesia, Circle Around the Island, Mask Dance); Pillsbury House Theatre (Almost Equal To); History Theatre (100 Men’s Wife); Park Square Theatre (Aubergine); Walking Shadow Theatre (36 Views), 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 internationally acclaimed 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. How to Be a Korean Woman has been performed in Seoul, S. Korea, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and throughout the Twin Cities. Sun Mee’s first play, Asiamnesia, was voted Best New Script of 2008 by Minneapolis Star Tribune and is published in the anthology, Asian American Plays for a New Generation (Temple University Press).
SunSun Mee is a Playwrights’ Center 2019 & 2013 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow and TCG 2013 Fox Fellow. She is the winner of the Suzi Bass Award 2022 for her performance as Mother/Merchant in Lloyd Suh’s Korean play, Bina’s Six Apples. She has been recognized with one of the 2019 Decades Awards (Minnesota Star Tribune and City Pages) and a 2015 Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress (brownsville song). She is grateful for generous support towards the development of her work from the Knight Foundation, Consortium of Asian American Leaders, Jerome Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Rimon Foundation. Mee is a Playwrights’ Center 2019-20 & 2013-14 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow and TCG 2013-15 Fox Fellow. She has also received the 2019 Decades Award (Star Tribune City Pages), the 2022 Suzi Bass Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Performer in a play, and the 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.