Hyunju Kang explores the hidden values of social issues that have become natural in our lives. She pays attention to the stories of common people and constantly searches for ways to interact with the audience beyond the walls of the theater. Her debut play Weiner. Vegetable Stir-fry looks at the lives of characters who are both victims and perpetrators. In this piece, Kang takes a careful approach to presenting “violence” onstage while conveying the story in a plain, straightforward manner. For her next play Market Theater, she was praised for recreating the structure of Seoul’s Yeongdo Market, which was set for demolition stemming from an urban renewal project. The Great Passage, adapted from Shion Miura’s novel of the same name, follows a publishing company’s 13-year journey to complete a dictionary, a process that captures the humble, yet profound lives of people living through a world of change.