I am thrilled to be making my Virginia debut with the hub theatre in the track of Tamihei/Neighbor/Buzzard in the world premiere of Sam Hamashima’s new play American Spies & Other Homegrown Fables, under the leadership of Helen Hayes award-winning director Kathryn Chase Bryer. American Spies… will take place at nearby venue NextStop Theatre in Herndon, VA, running from July 11 through August 4. Purchase tickets here. Learn more about the hub here.
News travels across the Pacific on December 7, 1941, resulting in foolhardy claims of Japanese sympathizers. As calls for war permeate the nation, the Ishii family undertakes radical assimilation to calm the local police and fearful neighbors. Mixing family testimony and anime charm, the Japanese Americans’ response to national disaster develops into a sparkling fable on what it means to be family.