Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape

Miwa Yanagi

Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape

“Transcends time and space.” – Artscape Japan

Stranded in Japan during WWII,
 a young Japanese-American woman was forced to serve as a radio broadcaster for a propaganda program controlled by the Japanese Imperial Army, and was subsequently tried for treason. Seventy years later, this historic incident is brought to life through a visually stunning whodunit, conceived, written and directed by internationally renowned visual artist Miwa Yanagi. Brimming with iconic imagery from her rich body of photographic work, Zero Hour tells the multi-layered story of a woman caught between two nations during the war. This presentation marks Yanagi’s north American debut as a theater artist.

Performed in English and Japanese with English subtitles.

The North American tour of Zero Hour is produced and organized by Japan Society, New York and supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the Fiscal year 2014, The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts Japan Program and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Miwa Yanagi is supported by the Asian Cultural Council for Zero Hour's North American tour. The re-staging of Zero Hour for the North American tour is supported by Shiseido and the KEN FAMILY, and is made possible with assistance from Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Rissei—Cultural Town Commission, Kyoto University of Art and Design/Kyoto Performing Arts Cetner and Community Arts Center Platz/Kinosaki International Arts Cetner.

Associated Images: 

THU 2/26
8:30 pm
FRI 2/27
8:30 pm
SAT 2/28
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff