Presented in association with Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.
Content Warning: This video includes strong language, sexual situations, and anti-Asian aggression. Viewer discretion and parental guidance are recommended.
In September 2020, a group of artists assembled in a barn in Wisconsin to stage a puppet play. The setting provided a controlled environment that allowed all participants to observe strict COVID-19 protocols. Vancouver is the result of that experiment.
A mixed-race family relocates from Japan to the Pacific Northwest, hoping to find more stability. Or, maybe, acceptance?
But where is home exactly?
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Mark Blashford | Puppeteer
Cindy Cheung | Voiceover Performer
Daniel K. Isaac | Voiceover Performer
Tom Lee | Puppeteer
K.T. Shivak | Puppeteer
Shannon Tyo | Voiceover Performer
James Yaegashi | Voiceover Performer
Ralph B. Peña | Writer, Director
Tom Lee | Puppetry Director
Francisco Aliwalas | Director of Photography
Chicago Puppet Studio | Production Design
Jaerin Son | Lead Scenic Design
K.T. Shivak | Lead Puppet Designer
Blair Thomas | Puppetry Consultant
Marissa Fenley | Puppeteer Costumes
Paul Lieber | Music Editor
Fabian Obispo | Composer
Alec Styborski | Editor
Aaron Herschlag | Camera/Lighting Grip
Ma-Yi Theater Company | Collaborating Presenter
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival | Collaborating Presenter