Underground Fairy

November 18, 2020
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Satoko Ichihara
© Mizuki Sato
Tara Ahmadinejad
© Emilie Soffe

Premiere: Wednesday, November 18, 8 PM EST — Followed by an artist Q&A

Written by award-winning playwright/director Satoko Ichihara, Underground Fairy addresses themes of isolation, alienation and belonging as the play follows Euriaeria, a half-fairy-half-human living in a fairy community. Using a series of absurd vignettes, Ichihara examines the relationship between becoming an adult and conforming to societal norms. Known for her cross-disciplinary collaborations, NY-based director and co-founder of the live arts collective Piehole Tara Ahmadinejad will lead American actors in creating an innovative online presentation.

There will be a live post-performance Q&A with Tara Ahmadinejad and Satoko Ichihara (in Tokyo).

Tickets: $15 / $12 members / $0 Sustaining ($250) members & above

This program will be available to purchase and stream any time from the November 18 premiere until December 2.

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This online program is an adaptation of Japan Society’s annual Play Reading Series, now in its 15th installment.

Underground Fairy is supported by The Saison Foundation, and Doug and Teresa Peterson.


2020-2021 Performing Arts Season

Lead Sponsor:

Corporate Partner:

ORIX Stewardship Foundation

Major Support: Doug and Teresa Peterson, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.


Additional Support: Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dean Jeanette C. Takamura, Mr. Alan M. Suhonen, The Royal Little Family Foundation, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Hiroko Onoyama, Mr. Norton Belknap‡, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Susan M. McCormac, Pamela Perlman, Karen and Samuel Richardson, and Lyndley and Samuel Schwab.

Endowment: Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

In-kind Support: Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

‡ In memoriam.

  • November 18, 2020 – December 2, 2020