February 26, 2016 - February 28, 2016
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WORK-IN-PROGRESS
PlayCo launches a new collaboration with Ripe Time to adapt Haruki Murakami’s iconic short story, for a new physical theater piece. In Sleep, the routine life of a Japanese housewife plagued by insomnia opens a window into a haunting and beautiful sleep-deprived world. Ripe Time’s award-winning Artistic Director, Rachel Dickstein, leads a trailblazing creative team including text by Japanese-American playwright Naomi Iizuka, set design by Mimi Lien (Enjoy, The Golden Dragon and The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise) lighting design by Jiyoun Chang (The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise), costumes by Ilona Somogyi, projection design by Hannah Wasilewski and an original score by the NewBorn Trio (Katie Down – The Golden Dragon). The premiere is planned for the 16/17 season.

Illustration by Kat Menschik © 2009 DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne

FEB 26 – FEB 28, 2016

A collaboration with Ripe Time

Adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story

Adapted by Naomi Iizuka
Devised and Directed by Rachel Dickstein
Text by Naomi Iizuka
Ensemble: Akiko Aizawa, Brad Culver, Takemi Kitamura, Paula McGonagle, Jiehae Park and Saori Tsukada
Set by Mimi Lien
Lighting by Jiyoun Chang
Costumes by Ilona Somogyi
Projections by Hannah Wasilewski
Original Score and Performance by the NewBorn Trio (Katie Down, Miguel Frasconi and Jeffree Lependorf)

JAPAN SOCIETY

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