About Yoonie 
Yoonie Yun is a NY and Seoul based theatre practitioner. Most of her career is based on directing, lighting design, and stage management. She is also a founding board member of Seoul-based  'Down-In Theatre'. She has been studied and practiced theatre arts both in South Korea and the United States. Her representative works are the original one-act full-length musical Gretel und Hansel (2019) and the virtual performance of August Strindberg's Miss Julie (2021). She did directing in both productions. Yoonie holds BA in both Philosophy and English Literature from Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea. She recently graduated with a Master's degree in Theatre and Performance at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her career goal is to be part of the international creative journey. 
Yoonie's current academic interests focus on Sustainable theatrical practices with technologies, and SF theatre. 
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Down-In Theatre is a laboratory theatre troupe which is based in Seoul, South Korea. Down-In Theatre’s main mission is to create a welcoming and inspiring environment for creative works with diverse artists. Down-In Theatre is trying to broaden its creative works into global collaborations.

From Seoul and Buffalo: Video Theatre With Yoonie Yun


Published March17, 2021

UB, THD Press

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

Seoul, Buffalo

 January 2021

Speak to us of...

Darryl Semira Heusinger's MA Final Project

Inspired by Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet 

Directed by Darryl Semira Heusinger

Stage Managed&Lighting designed by Yoonie Yun

Performed at University at Buffalo(SUNY)'s Katharine Cornell Theatre

Buffalo, NY

November 2019


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 Positive 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: 716-939-4740

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