March 31, 2023 - April 23, 2023
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY AYA OGAWA
“This exploration of failure is a remarkable success.” – THE WASHINGTON POST
BAD BREAK: Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of our parents? Through a series of absurd autobiographical vignettes, Aya Ogawa’s THE NOSEBLEED delves into the sh*t show of parenthood, as both a parent and a child – and what it takes to forgive. A trip to their home country of Japan, a child’s nosebleed, and the hit reality TV show The Bachelor come together in this “wackily funny, psychologically insightful” (The New York Times) theatrical tribute to Ogawa’s father, with surprises like a healing ritual for the audience and a transcendent appearance by a 20th century icon.
The Nosebleed runs approximately 75 minutes without an intermission.
Content Transparency: Depiction of a nosebleed, estrangement with a parent, depiction and mentions of death, use of profanity, microaggressions, and mentions of sexual harassment.
2022 OBIE Award Winner
Critic’s Pick! “Conversational, unflinching and delicately layered…”
THE NEW YORK TIMES 2022
“Filled with profundity and delirious beauty…”
WNYC / GOTHAMIST
Critic’s Pick! “Impeccably structured and lucidly staged…” “…wackily funny, psychologically insightful…”
NEW YORK TIMES 2021
“Frank, vulnerable, diaphanous…”
ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
Thursday, April 6th 8pm
Sunday, April 16th 2pm
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Saturday, April 8th, 3pm
Saturday, April 15th, 3pm
Open captioned performances
Wednesday, April 12th, 8pm
Thursday, April 13th, 8pm
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A TALK BACK Immediately FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE ON:
Thursday, April 13, 8pm
Sunday, April 16, 2pm
Sunday, April 23 2pm*
*On April 23rd, please join us after the matinee performance for a special post-show conversation with Joan Maxwell about grief and end of life care. Joan Paddock Maxwell was trained and served as a chaplain in three acute-care hospitals in the Washington, DC area. During six years as palliative care chaplain at the George Washington University Hospital, she served patients with life-threatening illnesses. The co-author of two previously published books, she received a Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary and was endorsed as a hospital chaplain by the Episcopal Church.
All audience and staff members are required to wear a mask inside the theatre space. Masks are strongly recommended throughout the building.
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