Taisetsu Na Hito

by  Leah Nanako Winkler

10 Minute Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 2f

Bethany and Charles, a wholesome American couple, become owners of Android Minami, a Japanese robo-maid. As Minami becomes integrated into their mundane lives, repressed emotions arise and the line between servitude and fetishism begin to collide.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Bethany and Charles, a wholesome American couple, become owners of Android Minami, a Japanese robo-maid. As Minami becomes integrated into their mundane lives, repressed emotions arise and the line between servitude and fetishism begin to collide. 

Part of the collection Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 39th Series.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 39th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Keywords

Love, Marriage, Technology

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: The home of Bethany and Charles. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 2f
MINAMI - Android. Japanese-speaking robot.
BETHANY - Upper-middle class white housewife.
CHARLES - Her upper-middle class white husband. 
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Cast Attributes

  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Leah Nanako Winkler

Leah Nanako Winkler is from Kamakura, Japan and Lexington, Kentucky. This season, her play GOD SAID THIS will premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival. In addition, her play TWO MILE HOLLOW (2017 Kilroys List) will be seen at First Floor Theatre in Chicago, Ferocious Lotus in San Francisco, Arti ...

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Presented in the 39th Annual Samuel French Off Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, at Playwrights Horizons in August, 2014. 

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