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PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2016: Yudai Kamisato – +51 Aviación, San Borja

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Apr 27, 2016
End:
Apr 27, 2016
Venue:
Segal Theatre
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Photo by Yuta Fukitsuka

+51 Aviación, San Borja. Photo by Yuta Fukitsuka

Wednesday, April 27
4:00pm | Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

+51 Aviación, San Borja
Written by Yudai Kamisato (Japan) & Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Sarah Hughes

Intensely personal, +51 Aviación, San Borja references Kamisato’s grandmother’s address in Lima. It shifts between reportage and fiction with the narrative unfolding around places Kamisato has traveled, from Tokyo and Okinawa to his grandmother’s Japanese-Peruvian community. This reading will be followed by a conversation with Yudai Kamisato, Sarah Hughes, Aya Ogawa, and Peter Eckersall.

This event is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

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Photo courtesy of the Artist

Photo courtesy of the Artist

Yudai Kamisato, was born in Lima, Peru in 1982 and raised in Kawasaki City, Japan. He is the director of Okazaki Art Theatre, which he founded in 2003. In 2006, Kamisato became the youngest person ever to win first prize in the Toga Directors Competition. His plays are extensions of his concern about his own identity. He explores the problems faced by immigrants and workers, the tension between individuals and their national identities, and the ever-increasing lack of communication within contemporary society. Kamisato’s plays reflect his attitudes towards politics and culture, questioning how people can coexist with those whom they cannot understand.

Photo by Rob Strong

Photo by Rob Strong

Sarah Hughes worked with Elevator Repair Service from 2007-14 and has also developed work with Half Straddle, Superhero Clubhouse, The Bushwick Starr, the Office for Creative Research, the Classical Theatre of Harlem, and Vox Theater. She is Co-Artistic Producer of Target Margin Theater, and has recently presented work at PRELUDE, CATCH, The Flea, Columbia University, The Brick, The Segal Center, and BAM Next Wave. Recent: Afterward by McFeely Sam Goodman at Columbia’s New Play Festival at the Signature Theater. Upcoming: Target Margin’s Iceman Cometh Lab, HERE Arts Center, June 2016.

Learn more about The PEN World Voices: International Play Festival.

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