Umizoko is a multimedia interactive theatre installation that premiered at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Set in a future Japan where sea levels have risen and drowned the coastal cities, the installation explores survival of people and culture, and the tension of displacement and belonging in the face of natural and man-made disasters.
Written by Kanon Hewitt
Directed by Julia Siedlanowska
Dramaturgy by mia susan amir
Performed by Ken Endo, Kanon Hewitt, Carolyn Nakagawa, Naoko Shiratori, Mahara Sinclaire, Anais West, Mariko Zamani
Audio/Visual Design by CJ McGillivray
Costume Coordination by Joanna Kopplinger
Stage Management by Kanon Hewitt
Photos by Sophia Dagher
Video by CJ McGillivray and Sophia Dagher
This production was created with the guidance of mentors mia susan amir and Eric Rhys Miller of producer The Only Animal's Generation Hot. It premiered at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2016.