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CULTUREMART 2019: 9000 Paper Balloons Spencer Lott & Maiko Kikuchi

About the show

Japanese visual artist Maiko Kikuchi and American playwright Spencer Lott use humor and puppetry to weave their family histories into the remarkable true story of a deadly secret weapon from World War II: the paper balloon bomb. During the winter of 1944, hundreds of un-marked bombs launched from Japan and silently passed over unsuspecting American citizens. Kikuchi and Lott illuminate the incredible journey of three particular balloons in this bilingual mixed media work. Exploring cultural hysteria and government censorship, 9000 Paper Balloons attempts to build a bridge between two families, one American and one Japanese. 


Creators & Performers: Spencer Lott and Maiko Kikuchi
Sound Designer/Musician: Ashur Rayis
Lighting Designer: Ayumu "Poe" Saegusa
Production Stage Manager: R. Christopher Maxwell
Director: Leigh Walter
Taiko Drummer: Barbara Merjan
Performers: Takemi Kitamura, Mei Yamanaka, Tau Bennett

Image: Maiko Kikuchi



Mar 20-21

Wed-Thu @ 7pm

On a shared bill with Songs of Sanctuary for the Black Madonna

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Approx Run Time: 35 min

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