Tomo Adachi, an Ottawa-based first-generation Japanese-Canadian actor, would like to invite OJCA/OJCC members to the performance of The Pillowman, an inaugural production of the Marginally Fit Productions. This new theatre company aims to produce stories that provoke discussions on racism
and marginalization, as well as to provide a platform for underrepresented theatre artists.
The Pillowman (by an Irish playwright, Martin McDonagh), is a dark comedy about a writer in a totalitarian state who is interrogated about the content of his short stories and their similarities with a number of murders happening in his town. Because of the themes and strong language, it is not recommended for younger or sensitive viewers.
The Pillowman won the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play and was recently revived on the West End.
“This series is inspired by the title of an economics text that I found several years ago, “Value and Obligation.” The title provoked me, but I wasn’t sure how it would manifest in my practice. As I worked on the various pieces, I began to see a deeper significance of these concepts in regards to my experience of the pandemic. Each artwork offered me different insights into that time period.” –
Judy Nakagawa—Judy Nakagawa began studying sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art & Design in Washington, D.C. in 1998 and in 2002 was awarded the Berthold Schmutzhart Award for sculpture. Nakagawa has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has created many commissioned works.