"KOKO's Love" is a hybrid East Asian/Asian American parodic soap opera self-written, performed, produced, and directed to be presented within a real or created home environment. It explores the intersectionality of expectations and perceptions of gender roles within a family, exposing the absurdity of the male hegemonic structure in the contemporary family. This story revolves around a family liquor store (KOKO's Liquor) where the drama is created by the male protagonist that insists on the importance of having a male inherit the family business and not a female, his only child, a daughter. The absurdity and humor arise from my process where I play both male and female characters in extremely exaggerated contemporary family situations.
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