This Lingering Life

At turns poignant and hilarious, like the classic Noh plays which inspired it, the play looks at the human condition through the Buddhist concept of Karma and explores the deep human desires and attachment. Taking place in the present time in someplace like the U.S., except when it happens elsewhere or in an ancient era, This Lingering Life follows the journeys of a woman with tragic hair, feudal warriors, a...
At turns poignant and hilarious, like the classic Noh plays which inspired it, the play looks at the human condition through the Buddhist concept of Karma and explores the deep human desires and attachment. Taking place in the present time in someplace like the U.S., except when it happens elsewhere or in an ancient era, This Lingering Life follows the journeys of a woman with tragic hair, feudal warriors, a mother whose son was kidnapped, a blind beggar, dead lovers, an old man in love with a teenager, a boy whose father is an arrow, and other sentient beings as they seek answers to Life’s biggest questions.
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This Lingering Life

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Project Y Theater
    ,
    2012
  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights Foundation
    ,
    2012
  • Workshop
    ,
    New Dramatistis
    ,
    2011
  • Commission
    ,
    Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard Unversity
    ,
    2009
  • Workshop
    ,
    Lark Play Development Center
    ,
    2009

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Cake Productions at HERE
    ,
    2014
  • Professional
    ,
    Theatre of Yugen at Z Space, San Franciso
    ,
    2013