Hybrid Theatre Works joins Manhattan Theater Club, Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons and theaters throughout the world commemorating the first anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Japan.
The Japan Playwrights Association will disperse the proceeds from this one-day-only event to the Japanese theater community affected by the disaster. The event features 10 minute plays and music commissioned by major American and Japanese artists, as well as original devised work by our company members.
SHINSAI was created shortly after the 2011 earthquake in Japan, actor James Yaegashi, whose family is from a nearby area, called friends in the New York theatre community to say, "We as a community have to do something to help our fellow artists on the other side of the world." Six months later, a friendly consortium of more than a dozen organizations has come together and now a global event is underway.
"Theater artists in Japan, centered around those living in the Tohoku region that was devastated by the great earthquake and nuclear accident, extend our hand to theater artists around the world to rebuild Tohoku and Japanese society, restoring the conditions that surround the art of theater, such as environments for creative activity, theater buildings, companies, rehearsal spaces, education and audiences. We seek to work with our international peers to demonstrate the potential of human beings and the theater to overcome adversity as well as the primordial power of expression on stage."- Yoji Sakate, president of the Japan Playwrights Association.
* $10 suggested donation
The event will feature:
“Child is a Father to Man” by Philip Kan Gutanda
Directed by, Zisan Ugurlu
Directed by, Rafael Gallegos
Directed by, Heather Lanza
Directed by, Adam Knight
“The Isabel Who Disapeared” by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by, Tracy Cameron Francis
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Hybrid Theatre Works
Hybrid Theatre Works is a theatrical organization working at the intersection of Peace-building and Performance. For more information please visit www.hybridtheatreworks.org