Our February show about sex workers in Yokohama is over, but the photos are now available. You can find them on the gallery page for the show by ::CLICKING HERE::.
In By the Hour Naoe Kawamoto and Andrew Woolner explored the inner lives of older sex workers in Yokohama. After giving some brief background information in Japanese and English on the sex industry and its workings, Naoe and Andrew took stories from their research, chose key moments, and dramatized the emotional responses and repercussions of those moments. These intense scenes, three to a character, were bookended by longer, physical scenes that gave further context to the play.
Each performance of the play was followed by a brief Q & A to allow the audience to ask questions about the process of creating the show or about sex work.
This presentation of By the Hour is a first iteration of a longer project that will involve deeper research into the lives of sex workers.
If you missed the show and you’re interested in viewing it, a video of it will be posted to member-level Patrons on patreon.com/ytg by the end of March. Being a member-level Patron there will get you videos to all our shows, workshops and events, and also some bonus videos (like the recently released 15 Days in Taipei, the documentary about last summer’s tour to Taiwan), and it really helps to support our work here at YTG.