Specially Processed American Me

Theater, Puppetry

About the Production

Specially Processed American Me is a surreal autobiographical performance by former PCC Creative Fellow and Affiliated Artist Jaime Sunwoo using SPAM, the canned meat, as a portal into her Asian American upbringing and her family's experiences of the Korean War. Co-produced by Dixon Place, Ping Chong and Company and Free Rein Projects, Specially Processed American Me premiered at Dixon Place from January 27 - February 19, 2022. For a behind-the scenes look at the show's creation process, read more here.

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Production Team And Cast

Written by

Jaime Sunwoo


Jaime Sunwoo and Karim Muasher

Composer/Lyricist/Sound Design

Matt Chilton

Lighting Design

Sarah Lurie

Projection Design

Cinthia Chen and Jaime Sunwoo

Technical Director

Justin Perkins


Alex Lee

Music Director

Adrianna Mateo

Stage Manager

Aoife Hough

Assistant Stage Manager / Covid Compliance Officer

Samm Lynch


Hormel Girls / Ensemble: Adrianna Mateo (M.D.), Vanessa Rappa, Juella Baltonado, Monica Goff; Jaime: Sarah Shin; Grandma/Ensemble: Eunji Lim; Jay Hormel/Ensemble: Nathaniel Basch-Gould; Understudies: Grace Hwoang, Nadia Kim


Dixon Place and Free Rein Projects


Coalition of Theatres of Color, supported through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Asian Arts Initiative and National AAPI Coalition supported by the Ford Foundation

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