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Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise, The

Aya Ogawa, Toshiki Okada

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573704239

by Toshiki Okada
translated by Aya Ogawa
The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise probes the everyday lives of urban adults. Everything seems comfortable – jobs, relationships. But beneath the surface runs a powerful undercurrent of longing.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

A man dreams that his girlfriend is dead. Not because he wants to kill her but because he imagines his life would be more meaningful to have a girlfriend who has died. A woman dreams she is riding the subway, forever. She arrives at a mysterious gathering deep underground, and when she returns to her real life, she finds that decades have gone by and her boyfriend is aged and dying. The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise is a modern folktale set against an urban landscape, about our collective longing for the extraordinary, and the mundanity of everyday life.

REVIEWS

"CRITIC'S PICK. A reverie of a play." - The New York Times, Read More

"These are the serious questions, and I, like the characters may be sleeping through them. In those moments, the play feels like a knife in the gut." - Time Out New York, Read More

"Maybe it's our fate to always wish for more, but Okada hits that something more is all around us, if only we could step outside ourselves and see." - The Village Voice, Read More

"Toshiki Okada is the Thornton Wilder for the Google generation." - NY Theatre Now, Read More


The American premiere of Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise was produced by PlayCo, and presented at Jack, under the direction of Dan Rothenberg. 

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CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Multicultural casting

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Author(s)
Aya Ogawa

Aya Ogawa

Aya Ogawa is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, translator and performer. As a playwright and director, her play Serendipity was the winner of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and finalist at Humana Festival. Eating Dirt was produced at SoHo Rep, and she directed it for Theaters Against War at HERE. She directed her play A Girl of 16 in its world premiere, hailed by The New ... view full profile

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Toshiki Okada

Toshiki Okada

Toshiki Okada was born in Yokohama in 1973 and formed the theater company "chelfitsch" in 1997. Since then he has written and directed all of the company's productions, practicing a distinctive methodology for creating plays, and has come to be known for his use of hyper-colloquial Japanese and unique choreography. In 2005, his play Five Days in March won the prestigious 49th Kishida Drama Award. ... view full profile

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