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Kilroys Club: (An Audio Guide for) Unsung Snails and Heroes

Sat. April 16 at 11 a.m. PT

Online Event

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.


Adults: $10
Students: $5

Registration fees go toward compensating playwrights for access to their unpublished scripts.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.


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

Julia Izumi

Playwright, "(An Audio Guide for) Unsung Snails and Heroes"