Directed by James Cook
Produced through the University of Arizona Confluence Center
30 min short film, adapted from the Noh drama, Kinuta, Wind Well follows the final days of a young woman as she patiently waits for her husband to return. This film aesthetically aims to bridge the gap between East and West, like a cherry blossom on a cactus.
Created from a classic work of Japanese literature, the screenplay is infused with contemporary language and social trappings familiar to the western audience. Importantly, it retains the Zen influenced philosophic underpinnings, the narrative intent, the formal dance movement and musically percussive pacing of traditional noh. Although current Western cultural and social circumstances are far removed from those of medieval Japan, this project is conceived to interpretively communicate questions that remain salient as they emanate from the temporality of our ongoing existential condition. The translated classical noh script and adapted screenplay, the performances, and the video production will be unique cultural and media translations, and will provide opportunities for the Western audience to engage intercultural perspectives.
MARCH, FRIDAY 13th 2015 3-5pm
University of Arizona
1025 N Olive Rd #239
Tucson, AZ 85721, United States
Drama 116 (Directing Studio)
Laura – 30’s, female lead.
Renee – Laura’s younger sister – 20’s-30’s OPEN
Ray – Laura’s husband
Millie – Tohono O’Odham tribal leader, 40-60’s
Sam – Millie’s Husband and Store clerk OPEN
Young Millie – 10-14, Young Tohono O’Odham OPEN
Millie’s Mother – 30’s-50’s OPEN
Chorus members OPEN
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