At the edge of the horizon

At the edge of the horizon
At the edge of Japan

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


This is the play I wrote.  It's called KENJI AND AI, or   健二と愛 in Japanese. It was presented at  沖縄市中心市街地演劇活動センター on March 11th, 2012 in Koza, Okinawa City, Japan as part of the SHINSAI:  Theaters for Japan benefit to help rebuild theater arts in the Tohoku region that was devastated last year.

KENJI AND AI was translated into Japanese by Masanori with edits by Yuji Nema.  Yuji Nema also performed in the short play as Kenji Miyazaki alongside Shiho Ishigaki who played his younger sister Ai Miyazaki.  The story, for those who cannot understand Japanese, is about two siblings who have relocated to the Southern Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) to live with a distant relative after their entire family went missing during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami that followed.  In the play, they address the trauma of their loss and hopes for their future, while trying to see the beauty in nature despite having seen its destructive side.

I'm going to put up a subtitled version of the video in English soon for those who want to have the original text available while watching the movie. 

I will also post clips from the other plays we presented that day.  They should be up by this weekend.

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