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No-No Boy

AuthorKen Narasaki

NarratorFull Cast

Duration1h 31m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Plays and Dramatisations

PublisherLa Theatre Works

VersionUnabridged

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Ken Narasaki's adaptation of the novel by Japanese-American author John Okada is set during the aftermath of the U.S. government's incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II, and the resettlement of Japanese Americans to the West Coast. In the play, Ichiro returns to Seattle, where he struggles to transition into post-war life.

Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in January 2021.

No-No Boy is sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library.

Directed by Anna Lyse Erikson

Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg

Kurt Kanazawa as Taro

Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kanno and Mrs. Kumasaka

John Miyasaki as Freddie and others

Ken Narasaki as Kenji, Kumasaka-san and others

Sharon Omi as Ma

Joy Osmanski as Emi, 2A

Sab Shimono as Pa

Greg Watanabe as Ichiro

Paul Yen as Eto, Jun and others

Senior Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson

Prepared for audio by Mark Holden

Sound design by Mark Holden and Neil Wogenson

Recording Engineers: Charles Carroll and Neil Wogenson

Mixed by Charles Carroll and Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood

Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin

Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner

Editor: Neil Wogenson

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