Unpack the contents of The Story Box, an intimate storytelling event that documents the problematic history of Asian people in the U.S., and the rise in anti-Asian violence through the lens of Japanese-American identity. Each audience member is given a suitcase containing a wireless headset and a unique family photo album. The Story Box asks audiences to reflect together on these stories and their own experiences.
Written and performed by Suzi Takahashi and directed by Kristin Marting
Performance Schedule & Locations:
The Story Box will run on Saturdays from September 11—October 9, 2021 in outdoor spaces in each of the five boroughs of NYC in partnership with local organizations. Each performance will run at 3pm and 6pm at the borough locations, except for the Manhattan performance, which will run at 4pm and 7pm.
September 11 in Manhattan through partnership with Japan Society, as part of Open Culture: East 47th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue
September 18 in the Bronx at and in partnership with Bronx Academy of Art and Dance
September 25 in Staten Island at Light House Plaza, in partnership with Staten Island Arts, National Lighthouse Museum, and Snug Harbour Cultural Center
October 2 in Queens at Court Square Park
October 9 in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Army Terminal, in partnership with New York City Economic Development Corporation
Pay-What-You-Wish Tickets, $0-50