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East West Players: Counter Culture Series reading—God Said ThisTuesday, June 25, 2019
A New Play by Leah Nanako Winkler
Directed by Deena Selenow
Set in Kentucky, this compelling drama centers around a Japanese American family reuniting as their matriarch undergoes cancer treatment. James, the father, is a recovering alcoholic seeking redemption. His two daughters are struggling to overcome their differences; Sophie is an ardent born-again Christian while Hiro lives the single life in New York. Vividly capturing the complexities of a familial reconciliation in the throes of a crisis, this play looks at the meaning of family and what it means to be Japanese, Southern, and more.
Leah Nanako Winkler is a Japanese American playwright from Kamakura, Japan, and Lexington, Kentucky. Her other plays include Kentucky (Ensemble Studio Theater, East West Players) and Two Mile Hollow (Artists at Play and theaters around the country). She is the inaugural winner of the Mark O’Donnell Prize, the recipient of the 2018 Yale Prize, and a current Jerome Fellow at the Lark.
The reading is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are recommended using the link below.
In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum