Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

Ms. Hamanaka has been in love with the theatre since childhood, as her father, Conrad Yama, was an actor who brought the family to see his performances. She adores actors and the magic and power of the theatre. She believes in using or combining playwriting styles that fit the play, from epic to realist, expressionism, etc. and is particularly interested in portraying the common men and women; the history, diversity and struggles that form the brilliant American quilt and its relationship to the rest of the world.