On January 12, 2015 Yokohama native and Brooklyn-based playwright Remi Yamazaki presented a reading of her new play Mama Knows Best at the World Peace Theatre in Kawasaki. YTG, known for its strong support for new play development, helped to set up the event.
Mama Knows Best is Remi Yamazaki's first original play-in-progress. Drawing on French surrealist approaches to writing, the play explores family and cultural interactions with trauma through the story of a girl who breaks free from the family and culture she is born into.
A reading like this is often the first step a playwright takes after writing the first draft of her play. YTG hopes to host more of these events in the future to give its audience an insight into the play-creation process.
Remi Yamazaki grew up in Yokohama, Japan and recently graduated with an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. She has assisted in new play production on crew and as a lead actor, and is excited to add her own play to the mix.
The reading featured local actors Rodger Sono, Rika Wakasugi, Sachi Tanaka and Marissa Kimble, who are all active in the Kanto-area theatre scene.
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