Suicide Culture & its Influences on Artists

January 23, 2019
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Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 PM

How has the subject of Japanese suicide been expressed through the arts both inside and outside of Japan? Dr. Kirsten Cather, who is currently writing a book entitled Scripting Suicide in Modern Japan, opens the program talking about the representation of suicide in Japanese culture, from famed suicide spots of old to Aokigahara Forest today. Taiwanese-Japanese-American playwright Kristine Haruna Lee joins Dr. Cather in the second half of the evening to discuss the influences behind her latest play Suicide Forest, set to premiere in February 2019 at The Bushwick Starr.

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Image: Kristine Haruna Lee © Sasha Arutyunova
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • 7:30 pm