Jamaica Avenue (1998)

By Chiori Miyagawa
Directed by Sonoko Kawahara

photo by Erika Latta

New York International Fringe Festival at Soho Rep Theater

Miyagawa’s fugue for anxious Voice is quirky and surpassing… -The Village Voice

A beautiful piece … strong production” -In Theater

Playwright tackles the complexities of human interdependence…. -Resident

The Action is violent and tender, vulgar and poetic, painful and humorous… -Propaganda

About the production

A magical and poetic play about three intertwining lives: a man, a spirit whocomes back as a woman, and a woman who becomes ghost. They are connected by a web of time, love, and regret. Carlos meets Lauren; they fall in love and begin their seven-year journey of drug addiction, stealing, longing, finding and surviving until they are able to truly say goodbye.


Photography by Erika Latta

Production Credits

Written by Chiori Miyagawa
Directed by Sonoko Kawahara
Performed by Clark Jackson, Sophia Skiles, and Anna Wilson
Sets: David Martin
Lights: Lap-Chi Chu
Costume: Anne Lommel
Dramaturg: Judythe Cohen

August 22-30, 1999