Let Me Introduce Myself!

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Hiya,

My name is Ray K. Soeun, I am NYC-based, and I use he/they pronouns!

I was born and raised in Massachusetts, just north of Boston, but regretfully have no Boston accent. As the first born American child of an immigrant family, entertaining shouldn't have been in my cards, but if there's a will there's a way!

It all started at the age of 7 with Robots (2005), dancing to Britney Spears' "Toxic":
CLICK HERE (to see what I mean)

The firecracker was lit and has yet to fizzle: the crossing of art & advocacy fuels my fire. Ever-changing and ever-growing as an artist and as a person!

I received my B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Performance from Hofstra University in 2020 and have been happily living in NYC since graduating. I am also a former Acting Apprentice of Williamstown Theatre Festival (2019).

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Fun Fact: Because I'm left-handed and self-taught in ukulele, I actually play it backwards!

Artistic Statement

I create theatrical performances utilizing my mind, body, and soul to share stories that compel diverse audiences and engage the world around us.

I have a specific passion for new play development, movement theatre & stage combat, and the great works of Shakespeare. I am driven by new and exciting ways to expose the human condition. It is for this purpose that I love to tell new stories, especially when I can use my body to tell them, or breathe new life into Shakespeare by presenting his works today.

I am a proud, queer, first-generation Cambodian-American, and for those of you who are interested, I am a Capricorn. I mention my identity because my identity is married to my art. I seek to advocate for and uplift diverse communities and to protect their legacies.

If you are looking for a self-driven artist with the stamina and flexibility to keep up with an ever-changing social climate, then I am your artist.

I strive to not only be a theatre maker, but a reflection of our own society.

Sincerely,
Ray K. Soeun
he/they, him/them, his/theirs