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No-No Boy

By:
Ken Narasaki, adapted from the novel by John Okada
1:31:00
Drama
Education Level
Higher Education

Ken Narasaki's adaptation of the novel by Japanese-American author John Okada is set during the aftermath of the U.S. government's incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II, and the resettlement of Japanese Americans to the West Coast. In the play, Ichiro returns to Seattle, where he struggles to transition into post-war life.

Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in January 2021.

No-No Boy is sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library.

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Directed by Anna Lyse Erikson
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
Kurt Kanazawa as Taro
Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kanno, Mrs. Kumasaka
John Miyasaki as Freddie, Voice 3, Radio DJ
Ken Narasaki as Kenji, Kumasaka-san, Voice 1, Judge
Sharon Omi as Ma
Joy Osmanski as Emi, 2A
Sab Shimono as Pa
Greg Watanabe as Ichiro
Paul Yen as Eto, Jun, Cop, Voice 2, Drunk Guy
Senior Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson
Prepared for Audio by Mark Holden The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Sound Design by: Mark Holden and Neil Wogensen
Recording Engineers: Charles Carroll and Neil Wogensen
Mixed by: Charles Carroll and Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin
Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner
Editor: Neil Wogensen