“Dive,” (previously known as Shimcheong: A Folktale) is a musical inspired by the Korean folk-tale 심청전 about a brave young woman who will do anything it takes to return home. 

I’m so excited to share that the American Repertory Theater has commissioned “Dive” for development–I’ll be working with director Diane Paulus and playwright Diana Son to bring this musical to the stage!!! Stay tuned for more updates and follow our journey on TikTok and IG @juliariew 🙂


News + Media

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Playbill: Julia Riew’s Viral Hit Korean Folktale Musical to Be Developed by American Repertory Theater by All Female, Asian-American Creative Team

NBC News: Why one Harvard student created the first Korean Disney princess

NPR: Harvard student creates Disney-inspired, Korean princess musical on TikTok

Boston Globe: There’s no Korean Disney princess. So a Harvard student created her own.

CNN: A TikTok user wrote an entire musical for her Disney-style Korean princess. Now it’s going viral

Today.com: There wasn’t a Korean Disney princess, so this Harvard student created one

Refinery29: She Created Her Own Korean Disney Princess Musical & This Needs To Happen ASAP

Next Shark: Harvard student’s ‘Korean Disney princess’ goes viral — and film producers want in

Wbur: TikTok fans embrace the soaring song of a Disney-inspired Korean American princess

Listen + Watch

The TikTok that started it all!
Performed by Raymond J Lee and Julia Riew
“I’m Coming Home” from a previous draft of The Blind Man’s Daughter | Illustrations by Peach Sahasakul | Voiceover by Claire Kwon

Fan Art Favorites

Poster by @mjtotoro (MiJin) on Instagram
By Victoria Phan @vadooodles on Instagram

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