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Artist conversation follows on Feb 9
| Award Winning Project
| Ohio Premiere
$6 access$12 members, students, and adults 55 and over$24 general public$48 access sponsor
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Catch the Ohio premiere of this healing, humorous, Obie Award–winning play that explores Ogawa’s fractured relationship with their father across time—and multiple Ayas.
Through a series of vignettes, playwright and director Aya Ogawa reveals the seemingly insurmountable cultural and generational gap between themself and their father and explores the questions they face as a parent today. Four actors play the character of Aya, and Ogawa plays their father and five-year-old son. The multiple Ayas in each scene offer layered and at times contradicting perspectives on the story. Through moments of direct address and interactions, the audience is drawn deeper into the experience. This darkly humorous, tender, and inventive play considers how we inherit and pass on failure, and what it takes to forgive. Ogawa won an Obie Award for the conception, writing, and direction of The Nosebleed. (Program approx. 85 mins.)
A conversation with the artists follows the performance on Friday, February 9.
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IMAGE CAPTION The Nosebleed, Drae Campbell and Ashil Lee (left to right); photo: DJ Corey.
The Nosebleed, Drae Campbell and Ashil Lee (left to right); photo: DJ Corey.
The Nosebleed, photo: DJ Corey.
The Nosebleed was copresented by the Japan Society and the Chocolate Factory Theater in October 2021.Produced by Lincoln Center Theater, New York City, 2022.
PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYDoris Duke Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYOhio Department of DevelopmentGreater Columbus Arts CouncilThe Wexner FamilyInstitute of Museum and Library ServicesOhio Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the ArtsCampusParcOhio State’s Global Arts + Humanities Discovery ThemeThe Columbus FoundationNationwide FoundationVorys, Sater, Seymour, and PeaseADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYMike and Paige CraneAxium PackagingNancy KramerOhio State Energy PartnersOhio History Fund/Ohio History ConnectionLarry and Donna JamesBruce and Joy SollRebecca Perry Damsen and Ben TowleJones DayAlex and Renée Shumate
Artist conversation follows