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Actor Sun Mee Chomet receives national award

Posted by: Rohan Preston under Theater, Awards Updated: October 2, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Sun Mee Chomet, the Twin Cities actor who recently closed a sold-out production of her play, "How To Be a Korean Woman," at the Guthrie Theater, has won a national honor.

Chomet, who has worked with Mu Performing Arts, has been named as a recipient of a resident actor fellowship from the Fox Foundation of New York. The award, administered by Theatre Communications Group, recognizes talented theater artists across the country. Its $25,000 purse includes $10,000 for student loan relief.

Chomet won for "extraordinary potential." She will use the fellowship funds to develop a piece at Mu.

Veteran actors Evelina Fernandez of Los Angeles and David Greenspan of New York were each recognized with distinguished achievement fellowships.Chomet is one of seven total winners announced by the foundation. The other artists recognized for "extraordinary potential" are Cindy Im of Palo Alto, Calif., Jennifer Kidwell of Philadelphia, and Orlando Pabotoy and Daniel Robert Sullivan, both of New York.

Chomet's other recent accolades include a 2013-14 McKnight theater fellowship through the Playwrights' Center. 

The New York University graduate is in the cast of Ten Thousand Things' production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Directed by Michelle Hensley, the "Midsummer" cast includes Gavin Lawrence, Brittany Bradford, Kurt Kwan, Elise Langer, Mo Perry, Anna Sundberg and Karen Wiese-Thompson.

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