Performances of my new in-development project will take place on 18th-20th May 2022 @ Toshima Civic Hall, Tokyo
"How Was It For You?": a new musical drama taking Mori Ogai's short novel, "Vita Sexualis"(1909) as a springboard to explore themes of Relationship and Sex Education within Japan and the UK.
Stumbling across the long-forgotten diary of an ancestor, a young woman is disappointed to find she can’t understand the written Japanese. She asks her cousin in Japan to help her read it, only to find the book is not so much a diary, but rather the ancestor’s attempts to write about his sex life. Embarrassed, but curious, the cousins read on. But has much changed since then? Do they find it any easier to find answers to their burning questions, to share their private thoughts and experiences?
I envisage this project as a series of performances, with each ‘episode’ being researched and performed in a different location. The "pilot episode" performances in Tokyo this May marks the beginning of this project’s journey. Sneak peaks and video footage to come!
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