Nadeshiko

PREMIERED may 2017

 Josh Kenji as a pilot and Mi Kang as a girl in the Nadeshiko Unit in Keiko Green’s  Nadeshiko.  Photo by John Cornicello.

Josh Kenji as a pilot and Mi Kang as a girl in the Nadeshiko Unit in Keiko Green’s Nadeshiko. Photo by John Cornicello.

 

primary collaborators

by Keiko Green
Directed by Kaytlin McIntyre

Produced

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.

 
 

Documentation

Program Note
Lobby Display

 
 

"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