JAPANESE PROBLEM WAS ONLY ABOUT 40 MINUTES LONG, BUT IT WILL STAY WITH ME FOREVER. -Marsha Lederman
We are thrilled to be in good company alongside fellow theatre artist Testuro Shigematsu and his new play 1 Hour Photo. Read the whole article here.
If you missed JAPANESE PROBLEM at Hastings Park, please join us at the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby for the fall exhibit Hastings Park 1942 -- where a filmed version of JAPANESE PROBLEM will be projected hourly.
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby BC V5E 4M7
Museum Gallery Hours:
Exhibit by donation
THERE'S A LOT PACKED INTO THIS SHORT PLAY, BUT ITS GREATEST IMPACT COMES FORM BEING INVITED TO BEAR WITNESS IN THE PHYSICAL SPACE WHERE THE EVENTS DESCRIBED ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE 75 YEARS AGO. THIS IS SITE-SPECIFIC THEATRE AT ITS MOST POWERFUL. -Kathleen Oliver
Roughly 8,000 Canadians were incarcerated at Vancouver's Hastings Park
Thank you to Margaret Gallagher at the CBC for coming out to chat with us during our rehearsal's in the Livestock Barn.
Co-creator of JAPANESE PROBLEM graces the front page of the Straight. Last week, Bancroft sat down with Andrea Warner to talk about her upcoming projects. Big thanks for the Artist Feature!
“YOU WALK INTO THE STALLS AND THE FIRST THING YOU SMELL IS THE FECES. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THERE WERE HUMANS FORCED TO LIVE IN THESE LIVESTOCK STALLS.” – YOSHIÉ BANCROFT
Thank you Vancouver Presents and Mark Robins for the feature!
A big thank you to the Powell Street Festival, artistic director Leanne Dunic, the many crew members and the volunteers that helped make JAPANESE PROBLEM at the PSF such a success. We sold out all 8 performances and were able to gather valuable and positive feedback. Thank you so much for having us.
Yoshié Bancroft and Matt Miwa speak about their plays JAPANESE PROBLEM and The Tashme Project, respectively, in an interview with Margaret Gallagher on NXNW.
Check out the interview below!
Powell Street Festival artistic director Leanne Dunic talks to Janet Smith about the festival programming and the Internment as Art panel discussion featuring Joy Kogawa, Jay Rubin Matt Miwa and Yoshié Bancroft.
Universal Limited's Yoshié Bancroft joins Joy Kogawa, Jay Rubin and Matt Miwa on the Internment as Art panel at the Powell Street Festival, to speak about JAPANESE PROBLEM.