miku, and the gods.

Miku wants to be a god. Ephraim wants to be an Olympian. Grandma wants to remember. And Shara wants people to just include him in the conversation, you know? miku, and the gods is an epic and small adventure that braids together friendship, death, memory, time, rhythm and power beyond what one could ever desire.
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miku, and the gods.

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  • Anne G. Morgan:
    29 Jan. 2020
    A theatrical treat. This play is funny, smart, and self-assured. I could picture a production of it in my mind as I watched the reading, and now I want someone to produce it so I can see the real thing. I especially appreciated the lightness with which the heavy themes were handled, and I loved the chorus of the gods.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    24 Dec. 2019
    A beautiful and whimsically told story about grief, growing up, and personal responsibility. All of these characters are absolutely delightful, particularly Miku, whose distinct sense of humor had me consistently laughing out loud. Izumi paints a unique theatrical world that is both a singular vision and provides commodious room for actors, directors, and designers to have a field day. I hope to see this touching and funny play on its feet in the near future!
  • Addie Gorlin:
    4 Dec. 2019
    A stunning, gorgeous, tender, and heartfelt play that appeals to a wide spectrum of age (for both cast and audience!) Feels like a young adventure novel entwined with the wisdom of a sage adult. Hilarious, adorable (but not childish!), and packs a lasting punch. I give it 12 gazillion stars and highly recommend.

Character Information

  • Miku
    12,
    Japanese-American
    ,
    She/her
  • Ephraim
    14,
    Latinx or mixed-Latinx, Peruvian-American, Jewish, Peruvian-Jewish
    ,
    he/him
  • Grandma Seiko
    78,
    Japanese-American, Japanese
    ,
    She/her
  • Shara
    Any adult age,
    Sumerian
    ,
    he/him
  • One Who Is Wise
    Any adult age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    She/her
  • gods
    May be played by anywhere between zero to infinity people

Development History

Awards

Honorable Mention
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The List
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The Kilroys
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2019