“extraordinary, astonishing, near-perfect masterpiece.” — Culturebot
“Compelling…Harrowing…Great theater.” — The New York Times
“A smart, beautiful, and touching production that is unpretentious and fun… Do not miss this show, and once you see it, tell everyone you know.” — NYtheatre.com
“airy…lovely…graceful… must not unwatch’d go.” — Time Out New York
“…a brilliant exploration of suspension–in time, in space, between words, and between bodies.” —Obscene Jester
“a riveting experience that succeeds because of its incredible imagery and its ability to access raw emotional territory.” —Back Stage
HERE Art Center and knife inc. present
Written & directed by
An immigrant woman embarks on a mysterious journey through New York where she discovers that she can go through life without ever uttering a word.
In a Christian international school in China, where the students have formed their own hierarchies within the school walls, the arrival of a new teacher and a transfer student sends the fragile microcosm spinning.
Cultures clash in a theatre producer’s office: in the maddening mix of languages in the world of entertainment production, compromises of artistic integrity punctuate the struggle in the creation of ‘art,’ and the interpreter bears the brunt.
Dreams and reality converge in oph3lia, as Shakespeare’s Hamlet inspires a haunting collision of cultures, exploring different facets of Ophelia in contemporary contexts, interweaving three distinct stories that center on themes of isolation and disconnection.
Set and costume design
Lighting and video design
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Laura Butler, Drae Campbell, Dawn Eshelman, Connie Hall*, Ikuko Ikari,
Hana Kalinski, Eunjee Lee*, Mark Lindberg, Alanna Medlock, Jy Murphy*,
Jorge Alberto Rubio, Magin Schantz, Maureen Sebastian*
*AEA member. Equity Approved Showcase.
Mon. June 30@ 7:30pm
Tues. July 1 @ 7:30pm
Wed. July 2 @ 7:30pm
June 26: Immigration – Stranger in a Strange Land
At HERE Arts Center – 145 6th Ave.
(between Spring & Broome, enter on Dominick)
$18 / $15 with student ID
* Listen to Director Aya Ogawa talk about the show on youtube!
* Interview with Aya on WPS1 Art Radio!