I Cried Because I Had No Shoes Until...

"I Cired Because I Had No Shoes Until...” is a physical theatre performance themed around “Shoes” in gender and racial politics. A collection of vignettes associated with the theme of “Shoes”. Sometimes funny, sometimes nostalgic, and sometimes dream-like memories all intertwine, collide, and dissolve around the same objects. The performance incorporates a traditional Japanese Bunraku and Kabuki concept of “Kurogo”. The Invisible stage-hand in black is considered “invisible” on the stage, but this performance spotlight the idea of “invisibility” by using the character of what we perceive as “invisible”.
created and performed by:
Izumi Ashizawa
Matthew Austin
Photo by Mark Loudon