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Mizushōbai

February 28 @ 7:00 pm

Mizushōbai (The Water Trade) explores the life of Kiyoko Tanaka-Goto, a Japanese picture-bride turned ‘underground’ business woman in 1930’s British Columbia. It delves into her history, not as a clichéd dragon-lady madam (although at times, perhaps she is), nor as a dutiful daughter (although at times, perhaps she is), nor as a submissive and sexualized female Asian body (although at times, perhaps she is), but as a valuable member of Canadian society who had to fight against expectation, and for autonomy and recognition every step of the way.

“What fascinates me about Kiyoko is that she broke EVERY SINGLE RULE and expectation of culture, gender and society.”

Mizushōbai (The Water Trade) was developed with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal through a variety of programs, including the Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency and the EstérELLE Writers-in-Residence.

Mizushōbai (The Water Trade) was the recipient of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre’s inaugural More than a footnote commission, and received financial support from the Cole Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts.

This is a FREE event. Donations are welcome at the door.

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Event Details

Date:
February 28
Time:
7:00 pm
Ticket Price:
Free
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Venue

Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal
7250 Rue Clark, #103
Montreal, QC H2R 2Y3 Canada

Production Company

Tableau D’Hôte Theatre
Company Website:
www.tableaudhote.ca

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