Hey No Nonny

South Korea Official Selections

Jeonju International Sori Festival – Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do (Jeonju)
Goyang Lake Arts Festival
Seoul Street Arts Festival official selection – CheongGye Square (Seoul)

In 2017 the International Actors Ensemble (IAE) was designated as the theatre group for the PyeongChang Cultural Olympiad. Actors from the Republic of Korea, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Italy, devised and performed a contemporary adaptation of several Shakespeare plays. Six different languages and Korean traditional music were blended into a “nouvelle vague” of the Shakespeare-Sori (sound) play: Hey No Nonny! – a light hearted and cheerful ambience of Shakespeare drama that is essentially pursued by the very heart of Shakespeare, the Globe.

Hey No Nonny! was directed by IAE founding member Sung Woo-Jo and blended IAE actors with Korean traditional music band Jeong Ga Ak Hoe and toured the Jeonju International Sori Festival, Goyang Lake Arts Festival, and Seoul Street Arts Festival.

Show Trailer


Hey No Nonny! begins on an enchanted autumn evening in Juliet’s garden. The gathered crowd enjoys a lavish masquerade and Juliet sings on her balcony while her nurse hangs out the laundry. Romeo, at first enamoured by Juliet’s song, ends up falling in love with the nurse. However Romeo suddenly collapses and is carried away. Juliet believes that her lover has passed away and remains at her balcony in despair.

Production Credits

Host: International Actors Ensemble
Producer: Keywe Art International
Sponsors: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Rep. of Korea) / Arts Council Korea / Wanju County / Wanju Cultural Foundation / Korean Cultural Center Mexico / Korean Cultural Center Brazil / Ministry of Culture (Mexico) FONCA / Dayou Winia / Ohana TV / Hite Jinro
Cooperation: British Council


David Meadows (Australia)
Karol Garrett (Brazil)
Claudia Roncallo (Italy)
Martina Sperotto (Italy)
SungWoo Jo (S.Korea)
Pilar Mata (Mexico)
Renata Wimer (Mexico)
Sergio Solis (Mexico)
Jean Sergent (New Zealand)
Klahr Thorsen (USA)
Paul Jennings (USA)


Music: Jeong-Ga-Ak-Hoe
Music Director: HyangHee Lee
Vocals: BoRim-Kim
Gayageum: JiNi-Eoh
Percussion: KyoungMoon-Min

Creative Team

Director: SungWoo-Jo
Artistic Director: Professor HyeonWoo-Lee
Stage Managing: ARTION
Interpreter: MinAh-Choo
Choreography: JiIn-Kwon
Stage Art: SunHa-Jeong
Voice Coach: MyeongHee-Chae
Graphic: YeongHee-Jo
Artistic Consultant: ShinDong Yeo
Drama Consultant: JiHye Park

Production Team

Production Company: Keywe Art International LLC
Producer: ChungMyeong-Chae
Company Manager: HaeSung-Ji
PR Design: BoHee-Kim
PR Photograph: JoonGyu-Oh
Workshop Manager: JiHye-Han
Workshop Interpreter: JungMin-Choi
Coordinator: GyeongEun-Choi
Stage: Brush Theatre LLC
Production Consultant: JeongSoo-Kim, Dooyoung-Kim, MiGyeong Baek

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