Virtual Theater

<i>Underground Fairy</i>

Underground Fairy

Wednesday, November 18, 8 PM

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© Mizuki Sato

Satoko Ichihara
© Mizuki Sato
Tara Ahmadinejad
© Emilie Soffe
Premiere: Wednesday, November 18, 8 PM EST — Followed by an artist Q&A

Written by award-winning playwright/director Satoko Ichihara, Underground Fairy addresses themes of isolation, inclusiveness and the meaning of “community” as the play follows Yurieria, a half-fairy-half-human living in a fairy community. While Yurieria is accepted by the fairies, is their inclusiveness genuine if Yurieria is viewed as an outsider? Using a series of absurd vignettes, Ichihara questions societal norms and feelings of isolation and segregation. Known for her cross-disciplinary collaborations, NY-based director Tara Ahmadinejad will lead American actors in creating an innovative online presentation.

Elements of audience participation will be incorporated in this innovative online production. There will be a live post-performance Q&A with Tara Ahmadinejad and Satoko Ichihara (in Tokyo).

Tickets: $15 / $12 members / $0 Sustaining ($250) members & above

This program will be available to purchase and stream any time from the November 18 premiere until December 4.

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This online program is an adaptation of Japan Society’s annual Play Reading Series, now in its 15th installment.

Underground Fairy is supported by The Saison Foundation, and Doug and Teresa Peterson.

The Saison Foundation

Performing Arts Season Funding

Lead Sponsor:

Corporate Partner:

ORIX Stewardship Foundation

Major Support: The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Doug and Teresa Peterson, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.


Additional Support: Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dean Jeanette C. Takamura, Mr. Alan M. Suhonen, Hiroko Onoyama, The Royal Little Family Foundation, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Mr. Norton Belknap, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Susan M. McCormac, Pamela Perlman, Karen and Samuel Richardson, and Lyndley and Samuel Schwab.

Endowment: Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

In-kind Support: Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society.

MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Images: © Shinji Masakawa © from Setagaya Public Theater, Reiko Yamada © Carolyn Drake, Satoko Ichihara © Mizuki Sato, The Dark Master © Hirokazu Tokuyama.

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