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Vancouver

A mixed-race family relocates from Japan to the Pacific Northwest. But where is home exactly? Presented in association with Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

Coming April 2021

Trailer
Age 13 + | Violence, strong language, sex

Presented in association with Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

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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Cast

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

Creative Team

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

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