Produced by: Killjoy Theatre
Written by: Kanon Hewitt
Directed by: Tricia Trinh
Dramaturgy by: Manami Hara
Featuring: Mason Temple, Brent Hirose, Rae Takei, and Laara Ong.
Stage Management by: Sony Tsai
Projection Design by: Mily Mumford
Lighting Design by: Harika Xu
Set and Props Design by: Kimira Bhikum
Costume Design by: Melicia Zaini
Sound Design by: CJ McGillivray
Fireflies is a dystopian sci-fi drama set in the conflict zone between the traditional and the futuristic. Amika, a mixed-race Japanese non-binary youth, escapes a fertility centre in Japan to avoid execution for being "mixed-blood". They are forced to leave behind their mother, Yui, a notorious Japanese rebel who gave birth to Amika in hiding after violating mandatory entry into the national fertility program. Amika encounters Suzuki in the forest, a youth who fled his military training camp after questioning its nationalist curriculum. Realizing they have more similarities than differences, they become unlikely allies, working together to free Yui.
Fireflies was selected as one of the works for Boca del Lupo’s 3.7% Showcase, a night of curated works from female-identified artists of colour.
Wyspa is an immersive youth-led outdoor theatre installation that premiered at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival. A group of youth stranded on an urchin-infested island guide the audience through a magic-infused ceremony and explore their world views that have turned them into survivors. Part documentary/verbatim script driven by youth aged 10-16.
Co-created and co-written by Kanon Hewitt and Julia Siedlanowska
Dramaturgy by mia susan amir
Directed by Julia Siedlanowska
Projection Design and Sound Design by Kanon Hewitt