After an absence of several months, I’m pleased to inform everyone that I’m almost finished writing the solo performance. I have completely changed direction and title, deciding to tell a more universal story about a boy’s longing for and rejection by his father. Of course I was that boy. But fear not, there is a section in the performance which is based on my book ‘Black Passenger Yellow Cabs.’ The working title of the show is ‘Bronx River Road,’ which is where my father lived when I first arrived in America at 15 years old in 1980. Actually, this solo performance is chapter which I couldn’t include in ‘Black Passenger.’ It was already the size of a telephone book, hence another chapter would’ve repelled readers.
In a few days I will be posting segments of ‘Bronx River Road,’ until the entire show is posted. Naturally your responses are welcomed. You may not be able to attend the final reading in a few weeks, but I will most likely be taking the performance to your city wherever you are.
Can’t wait to read it Stefhen! Of course, on one hand I’m a little disappointed since my main interest is in Japan, but on the other hand you’re a great writer and it’ll be really cool to read your new material! Any chance of bringing your show to the Bay Area, I was thinking about making a pilgrimage to LA for it but I’d much rather take a BART ride.
Best of luck!
Yeh, i know what you mean. I wanted to make this show entirely about Japan, my director and I thought It should be about something more universal. There are elements of Japan in the show, so don’t worry. My third book will continue on the Japan theme.
Yes I, most def. ganbaru shika dekinai.there is no other option