Set in a present-day Tokyo, Girl X conveys the mood of an anxiety-ridden society through the members of an anonymous urban family: “Sister,” who lives with her rich “Husband” and young daughter, her derelict “Younger Brother” and “Man,” her former boyfriend who now wanders the streets in search of the “Enemy.” Written post-3/11 by Suguru Yamamoto, one of Japan’s youngest and most promising playwrights and directors, Girl X has received much acclaim in Japan, Thailand and Malaysia for capturing a spectrum of complex emotions including the feelings of insecurity, indifference, tension and relief. Award-winning director Charlotte Brathwaite leads a cast of American actors and musicians in an innovative reading of this multi-layered story. Playwright Yamamoto joins in a post-performance conversation with the audience.
Tickets: $15/$10 Japan Society members
http://www.staging.japansociety.01.thirdwaveweb.com/resources/legacy/event/uploaded/images/wotr.jpgPart of Women on the Rise
This season Japan Society launches a new long-term initiative Women on the Rise, bringing to the fore programming and content related to women, and shining a light on women who are pushing boundaries and expanding horizons within their field.
Part of Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of 3/11, an institution-wide series of programming that examines the post-3/11 recovery and reconstruction process, and the tremendous challenges that remain.
Image: Girl X © SHIBA minoru and Eishin Yoshida; Suguru Yamamoto © Shohey Saito; Charlotte Braithwaite © Richard Greene Photography.
- March 21, 2016
- 7:30 pm