Written by: Tetsuro Shigematsu
Directed by: Amiel Gladstone
Produced by: Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
Performers: John Ng, Manami Hara, Kanon Hewitt, Lou Ticzon, Donna Soares
Maya is hikikomori—an extreme recluse—who has spent the last six years in her bedroom exploring Virtual Reality. Until one day, she meets a mysterious player online who challenges her to the ultimate quest: saving her own father’s life. How? By visiting the scariest place IRL, Suicide Forest.
A world premiere from Tetsuro Shigematsu, the acclaimed creator behind Empire of the Son and 1 Hour Photo, and directed by Amiel Gladstone, director and co-creator of the smash hit musical, Onegin.
Nominated for nine 2020 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards including Best Production, Outstanding Original Script, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Direction, Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design, and Critic's Choice Innovation Award.