Zero Cost House (Zoom)
Zero Cost House (for Zoom)
By Toshiki Okada
Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Dan Rothenberg
June 26-27 & July 2-3
7:30PM (EDT) on Zoom
FOR DAY OF TICKETS (within 1 hour of the show)
The performance is 2 hours long, with a 5 minute intermission.
Pay what you wish, $1-$99.
All ticket proceeds will be donated to Mill Creek Urban Farm (www.millcreekurbanfarm.org/) and Morris Home (www.rhd.org/morrishome/).
After purchasing a ticket you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom webinar.
A livestreamed play about disaster, Thoreau's 'Walden', and the conscience of the artist.
Back in 2010, Pig Iron commissioned Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada to create a new play with us. As we began to work on the piece, the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima disaster reordered life in Japan. So Toshiki changed course - in life and in the work - and the play became a kind of autobiography. What began as an adaptation of Thoreau's 'Walden' became a sly referendum on what's at stake when an artist becomes "political."
What's at stake on the inside. Okada's writing has been called "hyper self conscious," and he's a master cartographer of everyday worries and the yearning to break free of everyday life. We always wanted to get back to this play, which premiered in 2012-2013 - and this moment of political awakening and forced isolation seemed like the ideal moment.
So we've reworked Zero Cost House for Zoom. Our first digital outing - and we think it might be better than the original! Actors in Philadelphia and New York will perform the play four times, live, from their homes. No special effects - this is a strictly analog affair. Except for the streaming platform, of course.
Zero Cost House (for Zoom) has been generously supported by The Japan Foundation, New York.
Pig Iron's Zoom Room (View)
1417 N. 2nd St., Pig Iron Theatre Company (SHOW IS ONLINE)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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