Suicide Forest

Name: A.R.T./New York Theatres/ Mezzanine Theatre
Address: 502 West 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Production Information
First performance date: February 25, 2020
Opening date: March 1, 2020
Closing date: March 12, 2020
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
In 1990’s Japan, a teenage girl grapples with her sexuality in a male-defined society as a salaryman desperately tries to escape his masochistic psyche. Both are clawing for their self-worth. When their journeys collide, they expose their darkest desires fueled by shame as they now confront life and death with the notorious Suicide Forest looming over their imagination. Performed by a Japanese heritage cast, Suicide Forest breaks through the silence and submissiveness often associated with Japanese and Asian American identity, examining the role of community and the struggles of emotional, psychic and social suicide through the playwright’s lived stories.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
John Del Gaudio Producer
Denise Shu-Mei Producer
Ma-Yi Theater Company Presenter
The Starr Presenter
Kristine Haruna Lee Playwright
Jen Goma Composer
Aya Ogawa Director
Jian Jung Set Designer
Alice Tavener Costume Designer
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Lighting Designer
Fan Zhang Sound Designer
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Video Designer
Nina Williams-Teramachi Production Stage Manager

Actor Role
Ako Chiho
Keizo Kaji President Ken
Yuki Kawahisa Office Worker
Aoi Lee Mad Mad
Kristine Haruna Lee Azusa
Eddy Toru Ohno Salaryman
Dawn Akemi Saito Miho
Closed early due to COVID-19 pandemic.