The Cultch and Vancouver Asian
Canadian Theatre (Vancouver)
presents KUROKO

Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.
A world premiere from Tetsuro Shigematsu, directed by Amiel Gladstone

Maya is hikikomori—an extreme recluse—who has spent the last six years in her bedroom exploring Virtual Reality. Until one day, she meets a mysterious player online who challenges her to the ultimate quest: saving her own father’s life. How? By visiting the scariest place IRL, Suicide Forest.

A world premiere from Tetsuro Shigematsu, the acclaimed creator behind Empire of the Son and 1 Hour Photo, and directed by Amiel Gladstone, director and co-creator of the smash hit musical, Onegin.


Nov 6, 7:30PM: Preview
Nov 7, 7:30PM: Opening
Nov 8–9, 12–16, 7:30PM
Nov 10 & 17, 2PM

Post-show Artist Talkback:  Nov 10, 12

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“Tetsuro Shigematsu is one of the city’s best artists, and his new play might be his most ambitious yet.” — The Georgia Straight

Cast of Kuroko

  • Maya — Kanon
  • Hewitt, Kenzo — Lou Ticzon,
  • Naomi — Manami Hara,
  • Asa and more characters — Donna Soares, and
  • Hiroshi — John Ng


  • Director — Amiel Gladstone, Dramaturg — Heidi Taylor,
  • Set Designer — Sophie Tang,
  • Costume Designer — Christine Reimer,
  • Lighting Designer — Gerald King,
  • Projection Designer — Remy Siu,
  • Assistant Projection Designer — Daniel O’Shea,
  • Sound Designer — Sammie Hatch,
  • Production Manager/Technical Director — Adrian Muir,
  • Stage Manager — Susan Miyagishima,
  • Props Master — Jennifer Stewart, C
  • ultural Consultant — Mayumi Yoshida




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