Woman Killer

Woman Killer
HERE Arts Center
September, 2001
(9.11 happened 5 days after the show opened.  The theater was closed for a week.  It reopened the following week, and the tickets were made available to the public without charge.  The house was packed nearly every performance for the rest of the run.)
  • Written by Chiori Miyagawa, inspired by the 1721 Japanese traditional puppet play The Woman Killer and the Hell of Oil by Monzaemon Chikamatsu.
  • Director: Sonoko Kawahara
  • Performed by: Kei Arita, Michael Braun, Ronald Cohen, Kristin Dispaltro,Corinne Edgerly, Crispin Freeman, Paul H.Juhn, Shawn Randall, and Hope Salas
  • Music: Daniel Sonenberg
  • Lyricist: Mark Campbell
  • Sets: David Korins
  • Costumes: Theresa Squire
  • Lights: Ben Stanton
  • Sound: Crispin Freeman
  • Assistant Director: Maryam Mehrjui
  • Associate Producers: Hillary Spector, LeeAnne Hutchison

Photos by Sonoko Kawahara

Woman Killer is the kind of play thought-provoking, original play that cannot easily dismissed… it does strike a note close to our hearts and our homes.”

“The play is supremely original, combining traditional narrative with monologues, music, and movement to present its themes from different perspectives… Woman Killer is riveting, compelling theatre, and it raises questions that don’t—won’t—go away.”