Pork Filled Productions presents a staged reading of Online Dating Tales of Old Japan by Kirk Shimano, Thursday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m. at the historic Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King St. in Seattle’s International District.
Online Dating Tales of Old Japan combines traditional Japanese folk tales with modern dating anxiety. As Akira tells us the fairytales he learned as a child, we see them blending with his own experiences of finding love, losing love, and being stuck in the limbo between finding and losing love. Akira’s journey takes him through ten folk tales and eighty years of Japanese-American history as he attempts to make sense of the life that he wants to lead.
Directed by long time PFP artist Brad Walker, Online Dating Tales features local talents Denny Le, Emily Feliciano, Rachel Rene Araucto, and Tim Takeshi.
Kirk Shimano is a San Francisco Bay Area based writer. He is a member of the PlayGround writers pool and his work has been presented by the San Francisco Olympians, San Francisco Theater Pub, PianoFight Production and Wily West Productions. He has also worked with the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco and the Asian American Theater Company’s NewWorks Incubator, where earlier versions of Online Dating Tales of Old Japan were first workshopped. By day he works as a lighting engineer for Industrial Light + Magic, helping a talented team of artists to illuminate things that don’t exist with imaginary computer lights.