SUMO

SUMO is a story about the pursuit of the impossible. Six fighters train, eat, love, play and ultimately compete, carving themselves and one another into the men they dream of being.
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SUMO

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  • Shaun Leisher:
    3 Aug. 2021
    A quiet and intimate play about a sport so epic and brutal. I love the Dring balances the play between teaching the audience about the history and tradition of sumo and the toll it takes on these specific characters. I have been introduced into a world I knew so little about and that's what great theatre can do. I am in awe of the theatrical images Dring has painted with her words and can only imagine how beautiful this play will be fully staged.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    3 Aug. 2021
    A quiet and intimate play about a sport so epic and brutal. I love the Dring balances the play between teaching the audience about the history and tradition of sumo and the toll it takes on these specific characters. I have been introduced into a world I knew so little about and that's what great theatre can do. I am in awe of the theatrical images Dring has painted with her words and can only imagine how beautiful this play will be fully staged.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    3 Jul. 2021
    A spectacular theatrical world rendered with such clarity and specificity. The tenderness with which Dring writes about these characters is always evident. The story is also told with much humor to balance out poignant moments of pathos, connection, and loss. The aesthetic mix of more naturalistic conversations with awesome movement sequences and lyrical theatrical poetry is also an original and compelling artistic whole. Akio's journey is a concrete anchor that allows expansive exploration of this world. I would so love to see this onstage soon!

Development History

  • Workshop
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    La Jolla Playhouse
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    2021
  • Residency
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    The MacDowell Colony
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    2020