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Shinsai: Theaters for Japan Benefit in Brooklyn

Updated: Mar 09, 2012 07:32
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For those of you who may not remember, it has been nearly a year since that devastating earthquake hit Japan, causing a nuclear accident. Shortly after the disaster, actor James Yaegashi called on friends in the New York theater community to “do something to help our fellow artists on the other side of the world.”

One year later and many organizations have come together to deliver the nationwide event known as Shinsai: Theaters for Japan. Shinsai [SHEEN-sigh], meaning great quake in Japanese, will serve as a way to help the Tohoku theater community in Japan. On Sunday, March 11th, Hybrid Theater Works will be hosting this FREE event at Brooklyn’s Magic Futurebox, Doors will open at 6:30pm and audiences will be encouraged to make a donation to the Japan Playwright Association. You can also RSVP for tickets here, with a suggested donation of $10.

The evening will consist of short plays by American and Japanese playwrights, FREE food and a cash bar. The lineup will feature:

An original devised work by Japanese artist, Junko Ishikawa
“Child is a Father to Man” by Philip Kan Gutanda
Directed by, Zisan Ugurlu
Excerpt from the musical: “The Skin of Our Teeth”
Directed by, Rafael Gallegos
“SAYONARA II “ by Oriza Hirata
Directed by, Adam Knight
“Where Were We?” by, Richard Greenberg
Directed by, Heather Lanza
“The Isabel Who Disapeared” by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by, Tracy Cameron Francis

If you cannot attend the event but still wish to make a donation you may do so here. For more information about Shinsai: Theaters for Japan, please visit

Shinsai: Theaters for Japan
Sunday, March 11th at 6:30pm
FREE (Suggested donation: $10)
Magic Futurebox
55 33rd Street, 4th Floor (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
[Sunset Park]

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