An illuminating discussion panel on WWII Japanese Canadian Internment, inspired by the new play at the Arts Club Theatre Company — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

This Winter, the Arts Club Theatre Company are producing a stage adaptation of Mark Sakamoto’s Forgiveness.

2022 marks the 80th year since Japanese Canadian Internment in BC. In this panel discussion, we ask: what can stories from the stage teach us about the ongoing legacies of this history?

This program will feature a special preview of the play followed by a moderated panel. The panel will feature: Forgiveness playwright Hiro Kanagawa; playwright and museum educator Carolyn Nakagawa; community elder and educator Vivian Rygnestad; and community elder, writer, curator, and activist Grace Eiko Thomson.

This program is a produced in collaboration with the Arts Club Theatre Company and Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

Date: Friday, January 6, 2023

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