The Nosebleed

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Friday, October 1 at 7:30 pm—followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception    SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 2 at 7:30 pm    SOLD OUT
Sunday, October 3 at 7:30 pm   SOLD OUT
Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 pm—followed by an artist Q&A   SOLD OUT
Friday, October 8 at 7:30 pm   SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 9 at 3 pm & 7:30 pm   SOLD OUT
Sunday, October 10 at 3 pm   SOLD OUT

“… [T]he performance becomes a moving communal rite that accommodates both love and hate and locates the filial kindness for a loopily generous send-off.

But what it mourns most deeply are the questions for a dead father that went unasked, and the understanding that might have been.”
The New York Times Critic’s Pick (Read the full review here)

Co-presented with the Chocolate Factory Theater

Japanese American playwright/director Aya Ogawa presents this final version of their intimate autobiographical piece that explores their fractured relationship with their long-deceased, enigmatic father. Since the show’s sold-out work-in-progress showings at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Incoming! Series, downtown theatergoers have been anticipating the premiere of The Nosebleed. Through a series of turbulent, absurd and poignantly comic vignettes, Ogawa reveals the seemingly insurmountable cultural and generational gap between themself and their father, who was a typical Japanese corporate businessman, and examines the questions faced by the playwright in their own motherhood experience today. A theatrical memorial and healing ritual for the audience, this darkly humorous, tender and inventive play considers how we inherit and bequeath failure, and what it takes to forgive.

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All audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination at Will Call and wear a face mask at all times inside the Japan Society building. The approximate capacity per performance is 80 people.

Location: Japan Society (333 East 47th Street, New York)

Members: August 10
General public: August 17

  • In-Person Event
  • Timed Tickets
  • $30 Regular price
  • $25 Member price