Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kabuki Onnagata demonstration

Here’s a great chance to experience Japanese culture!


During Shakespeare’s day, female actors were banned from the stage. 

Boys played the female roles.  Just imagine … Juliet was really Joe!


The same was true of the Kabuki stage in Japan at around the same time, but instead of boys, highly skilled male actors called onnagata played female roles, and still do to this day.


Here’s your chance to meet Nakamura Gankyo, an onnagata performer.


Asian Culture Night, Saturday April 6, 2013, 7:00 p.m. 

Special Feature:

Kabuki & Onnagata, The Making of a Woman
A lecture by Dr. Maki Isaka, Univ. of Minnesota


accompanied by 
Kabuki Actor, Nakamura Gankyo

who will transform himself for his female role. 

Apollo Room, Student Union, Wright State University 
Free Admission 

Please spread the word and carpool when you can 
For people who can't make it on April 6, there is also the same lecture by Dr. Isaka
Thursday, April 4, 2013; 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Room E 156, Student Union, Wright State University

If any questions, call 937-775-2798