Push Festival: Sexual Practices of the Japanese – created by Maiko Bae Yamamoto, Hiro Kanagawa, James Long and Manami Hara

Push Festival: Sexual Practices of the Japanese – created by
Maiko Bae Yamamoto, Hiro Kanagawa, James Long and Manami Hara

Maiko Bae Yamamoto, Hiro Kanagawa, James Long and Manami
Hara have been creating interesting theatre productions in Vancouver
for the past few years.  Hiro's well-received Tiger of Malaysia
was presented at Richmond's Gateway Theatre last May during Asian
Heritage Month.  I have seen Maiko in numerous productions such as
The Concunbine's Children and she has also read some of her works at
readings organized by Asian Canadian Writers's Workshop.  This one
looks very cool.

THEATRE REPLACEMENT (Vancouver)

Sexual Practices of the Japanese
Written
by Maiko Bae Yamamoto, James Long, Manami Hara and Hiro Kanagawa
Vancouver East Cultural Centre / PuSh co-presentation

Jan 24-28 8pm
Vancouver East Cultural Centre

Post-Show Talkback Wednesday January 25
Directed by James Long & Maiko Bae Yamamoto

Sound Design Veda Hille & Lee Hutzulak

Costume Design Barbara Clayden

Lighting Design Jonathan Ryder

Stage Manager Kelly Barker

Technical Direction Colin Cooper

Performers Maiko Bae Yamamoto, Manami Hara, Hiro Kanagawa

A
scintillating peek into the world of common stereotypes surrounding
Japanese culture. This sometimes-irreverent trilogy of interweaving
one-acts takes us from a crowded commuter train to one of Tokyo's
infamous love hotels and touches on office politics, work parties and
Seattle Mariners star fielder (and Japanese icon) Ichiro Suzuki. Each
of the plays in this trilogy takes a specific stereotype and examines
it, then stretches it further in an attempt to explode the
preconception and discover the universal truth behind it.
“James Long and Maiko Bae Yamamoto are two of the most talented young theatre artists in the city.”
—Jerry Wasserman
Considered
one of the most exciting theatre companies in Vancouver, Theatre
Replacement's productions and presentations focus on developing and
maintaining a national and international network of venues, creators
and performers. They aim to redefine the performance experience with
their own work and the work of visionaries from around the world.

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