Place of Departure (or The Airport Play)

by Josh Piper

directed by Samantha O’Neil

Man A meets Man B in an airport. They start a conversation. Through the use of a bad Jennifer Coolidge impression, talking about Asian superheroes, obsessing over K-Dramas, and over the course of several minutes, hours, days, or months they fall in love in this terminal between their separate destinations. Place of Departure (or The Airport Play) is about a serendipitous moment where two people lose track of time talking to each other while tackling the issues of homophobia, body dysmorphia, and racism, specifically to Asian gay men. Above all it’s a story about love, falling into it and falling out of it, and how taking a step forward can be the hardest thing to do.

featuring: Josh Piper and Riku Toyohara