PREMIERED may 2017
by Keiko Green
Directed by Kaytlin McIntyre
Sound Theatre Company
in collaboration with Umbrella Project
Nadeshiko follows the story of two women: A young woman in Japan during World War II takes on the role of caregiver to soldiers soon flying to their deaths. In 2016, Risa takes on a peculiar gig from Craigslist in order to pay her rent. As personal and sexual boundaries blur, the stories of two generations of women intersect in this discovery of power within idealized Asian beauty.
"Explored in M.G. Sheftall’s book “Blossoms in the Wind,” and in an informative lobby display at Center House Theatre, the Nadeshiko Unit is the most intriguing element in Sound Theatre’s premiere production – and the one that makes you want to investigate further."
— The Seattle Times