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Members and Partners: $20Non-Members: $25 + feesRunning Time: 60 minutes
Performed in English and Japanese.Photo by Leyna Marika Papach
1937 Tokyo—An American silent film about a Japanese immigrant is live-narrated by a celebrated Benshi whose existence is being threatened by the impending arrival of the talkies. Ten years later, he will survive under US occupation as a street performer, desperately attempting to finish this story. Admiration and resistance, dreams and survival, Club Diamond is a modern take on the immigration tale.
Nikki Appino is an award-winning theatre and filmmaker. Saori Tsukada has been described as a “charismatic mover” (Backstage) and a “startlingly precise dancer” (New York Times). Club Diamond was developed in collaboration with violinist Tim Fain.
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Created by Nikki Appino & Saori Tsukada with Composer Tim Fain Featuring Saori Tsukada (Performer) and Tim Fain (Violinist)
STAGE CREWDirector Nikki Appino Composer Tim Fain
Artistic Consultant Andrew Kircher
Lighting Design Ayumu Poe Saegusa
Dramaturg Janice Paran
Live Sound Mix Dan BoraStage Manager Amy EhrenbergTechnical Design Jorge CousineauArtwork Saori TsukadaAssistant Lighting Design Andrew TrentProduction Assistant India AbbottProp Assistant Alicia Crosby
FILM CREW Director of Photography Cathy Lee Crane Director, Editor Nikki Appino
Composer Tim Fain Mixing Engineer Dan Bora Flutist Alex Sopp Recording Engineer Michael Riesman Recording Assistant Alex Weston Visual Effects Jorge Cousineau Gaffer Austin LoCicero Wardrobe Courtney Fusselman Ist Assistant Camera Charles Woodard Production Manager Joey Dicamillo Set/Props Kayla McQuade, Kevin Cook Grips Ethan Lewis, Ian Neisser Drawings Saori Tsukada Model Maker Catalina Martinez VO John Rose
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