In 1945 Japan, right before World War II comes to an end, the Tazwa family receives word that the patriarch has died overseas in Manchuria, but his bones are not sent home. The local town take this to mean he has done something dishonorable so Atsuko, second daughter of the family, decides to go to Manchuria alone and find her father’s bones so she can clear her family’s name and properly bury him. Inspired by a true story from the playwright's family history, (An Audio Guide for) Unsung Snails and Heroes is an epic yet personal tale about discovering truth and discovering self.
Registration fees go toward compensating playwrights for access to their unpublished scripts. If you have questions or if you are unable to pay for registration at this time, you can request a waiver for the registration fee by contacting Nabra Nelson.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Scripts will be emailed to all registrants for reading before the group meets for a free-flowing discussion of each play. Seattle Rep staff will delve into the season planning process using these works as examples and provide insight on the production process from page to stage.
This is not a public play reading. Instead, like a book club, this is a chance for you to gain access to new scripts, read them on your own, and discuss them with other theater enthusiasts and Seattle Rep artistic staff.
All Kilroys Club discussion sessions will be closed captioned. To request additional accommodations, contact Nabra Nelson.
Meet the Playwright
Playwright, "(An Audio Guide for) Unsung Snails and Heroes"
Julia Izumi (she/her) is a writer and performer who makes plays, musicals, theatrical nonsense, and everything in between. Her work has been developed and presented at Manhattan Theatre Club, Clubbed Thumb, Bushwick Starr, WP Theater, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Barn Arts Collective, NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights' Workshop, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Williamstown Theatre Festival, CAATA’s National Asian-American Theatre ConFest, and Pork Filled Productions. Honors for her work include the OPC Dr. Kerry English Award, O’Neill Theater Center’s NPC Finalist, Kilroys List Honorable Mention, and KCACTF’s Darrell Ayers Playwriting Award. She is a 2020/2021 New Georges Audrey Resident and an upcoming New Dramatists member. MFA: Brown University.
Begins May 16
Heat Stress Prevention Donation Drive with WashMasks
May 27 — Jun 26, 2022
Food & Supplies Drive for ReWA
Apr 22 — May 22, 2022
Kilroys Club: Wally World
Sat. May 21 at 11 a.m. PT
Panel Discussion: Afghan Reflections
May 18 approx. 9:30 p.m.
Veteran Listening Circle
Sunday, May 15
Post Show Talk Back
Trolls, Ghosts, Us: the Supernatural in Ibsen
exhibits: Native Artist-in-Residence Installation
Rehearse the Revolution
Saturday, March 19