whisper fish

When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the largely unacknowledged Japanese diaspora of Peru became a pawn on the chessboard of the war. In this epic, massively imaginative story, the sacred and the profane unite two estranged Japanese-Peruvian siblings, a fishmonger and a nun, as they attempt to avoid deportation. Elements of magical realism stitch together the play’s highly theatrical and poetic tapestry of...
When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the largely unacknowledged Japanese diaspora of Peru became a pawn on the chessboard of the war. In this epic, massively imaginative story, the sacred and the profane unite two estranged Japanese-Peruvian siblings, a fishmonger and a nun, as they attempt to avoid deportation. Elements of magical realism stitch together the play’s highly theatrical and poetic tapestry of resistance, while Glenn Miller and his all-fish orchestra, praying nuns, and a dancing chorus of masked Devils from Puno are its colorful threads.
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whisper fish

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  • Shaun Leisher:
    28 Nov. 2019
    A play tells a story about a rarely taught part of World War II history in a way that utilizes so many different culturally specific theatrical methods. A play that I am absolutely dying to see fully produced.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Bay Area Playwrights Festival (Playwrights Foundation)
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    2016
  • Workshop
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    ArtsEmerson
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Bay Area Playwrights Festival (Playwrights Foundation)
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
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    The Cutting Ball Theater
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    2015
  • Reading
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    Oregon Shakespeare Festival / East West Players
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    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    The Cutting Ball Theater
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
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    Victory Gardens
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    2015