About Yoonie 
Yoonie Yun (She/Her/Hers) is a theatre director, designer, and administrator currently based in NYC. She was born and raised in South Korea, where she founded ‘Down-In theatre’ as seeking to establish the transnational collective that welcomes and inspires the creative works of diverse artists all around the world. The mission of Down-In theatre is to explore diverse people’s identities and share their stories by doing theatre together.

Yoonie recently graduated with her M.A. degree in Theatre and Performance from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. As a thesis project, she presented “Directing in Cyberspace: August Strindberg’s Miss Julie” (Advisor Meredith Conti, 2021). As a director, Yoonie is devoted to providing supportive and encouraging collaboration space. And she hopes theatre practices and theatre itself can be the outlet of many untold/unheard stories. Especially as an Asian artist, she aspires to amplify the stories which ‘genuinely’ represent the life and experience of AAPI people in this world. Yoonie’s selected works include: New musical Gretel and Hansel (Down-In theatre, Directing), New play The Back of the Moon (Down-in theatre, Directing), Literary Glory (Chelsea Rep LAB&The Acting Studio-NY, Directing), Miss Julie (University at Buffalo, Directing), Devised theatre Speak to us of… (Darryl Semira’s M.A. thesis project, University at Buffalo, Stage Management), and the 2021 NAMT Directing Observership.

Yoonie’s current interests focus on developing new works - especially she has a huge interest in the SF musical. As collaborating and interacting with diverse artists and people, she is currently building her body of work as a theatre practitioner.
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From Seoul and Buffalo: Video Theatre With Yoonie Yun


Published March17, 2021

UB, THD Press

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New Musical Moon Tour Guide

Written by Kawk Minki

Music by Siyeol Joo and Yeahchong Jeon

Directed by Yura Kim

Seoul, KR

December 2021

2021 NAMT directing observership

Senior Class

Book, Melodies, Lyrics by Melvin Tunstall III

Music by Greg Borowsky

Conceived by Kevin Duda

Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran

New York, NY

October 2021

Literary Glory

2021 Summer Fest One-Act play Festival

Written by Jonathon Ward

Directed by Yoonie Yun

Presented by Chelsea Rep LAB and The Acting Studio-NY

New York, NY

July-August 2021

Directing in Cyberspace

: August Strindberg's Miss Julie

MA Final Project, University at Buffalo(SUNY)

Directed by Yoonie Yun

Original script by August Strindberg

Released through UB THD YouTube

Buffalo, NY

April 2021



Directed by Eamonn Farrell

Released through Virtual theater

Presented by Anonymous Ensemble

Collaborated with UB THD Grads Students (Yoonie Yun and Taylor Tedesco)

NYC, Bogota, Lima, and London

April 2021

The Back of the Moon

Written by Minki Kwak

Directed by Yoonie Yun

Released through online platform (YouTube&NaverTV)

Presented by Down-In Theatre

KR and USA

 January 2021


SUNY, University at Buffalo, New York, 2019-2021

M.A. in Theatre and Performance 

- Thesis: "Directing in Cyberspace: August Strindberg's Miss Julie", Advisor Meredith Conti, 2021


Dongguk University, Seoul, 2013-2019

B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature

- Thesis One: "A Study of Madness represented in Literature: Focusing on the Madness from

The Yellow Wallpaper and Woyzeck.", Advisor Heon-gyun Rho, 2018

- Thesis Two: "The Possibility of the Modern art in the Plato's Ideal State: Study of Plato's Aesthetics.",

Advisor Heun-Woo You, 2017

Directing Workshop at The Acting Studio-New York, 2020

The Acting Studio, New York, NY

Instructed by John Grabowski

Contact Me

Based in NY, USA / Seoul, South Korea

 yooniesoyun@gmail.com  |  Tel: +1 716-939-4740

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