February 24, 2022

A sold-out, successful run of Specially Processed American Me!

Photo: The creative team, cast, and crew of Specially Processed American Me.

"Sear the Pan Against the Meat with me, savor tender and bitter memory..."

The smell of SPAM still lingers and the last notes of the finale song still echoes. After four weeks of performances at Dixon Place, Specially Processed American Me by Jaime Sunwoo, closed to sold-out houses. Although this run has come to a close, the show made a deep impression on audience members. See what some of them had to say about the show:

“Educational, entertaining and deeply moving ... No matter what your current relationship is to SPAM, you will not look at it the same way again!” -Lesley

Specially Processed American Me makes me think about how identity is formed by eating and storytelling ... All the while striving to love ourselves and feel safe with who we are.” -Zachary

“Jaime Sunwoo's puppetry and animation art, paired with clever performances of original and folk music, elevate this otherwise lean production into a full- bodied multimedia work of art.” -Cyndi

Specially Processed American Me also received coverage in The New York Times, Broadway World, and Theaterscene! Read more about it below:

"The Meaning of SPAM on Stage," The New York Times

A "wonderfully surreal, comical, and touching theatre piece," Broadway World

"A work whose sum is greater than its many ingenious parts," Theaterscene

Also check out the Specially Processed American Me episode on Self Evident, a podcast that tells Asian American stories!

We are so grateful to everyone who attended, and our amazingly talented creative team and cast! Follow @speciallyprocessed and @pingchongco on social media for updates on the show!