Her dark comedy of the same name, commissioned by Theater Mu, gets its world premiere Friday at Mixed Blood Theatre.
“There isn’t a lot of nuance in terms of mixed-race Asian people versus Asian-American people.
Even in ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ there’s a lot of internalized racism against mixed-race Asians.
Lee thinks one reason recent years have brought romcoms with Asian-American and biracial characters is that audiences already know the outlines of romcoms.
“A mixed-race identity is tricky and this is an attempt to normalize an issue I’ve talked about with many, many biracial, female-identifying people.