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Strands (play)

Creators: D.H. Naomi Quinones


One-woman show written and performed by D.H. Naomi Quinones that centers on her Japanese Peruvian grandfather's World War II internment story and her discovery of it. Kiichiro Yoshida was a Japanese Peruvian journalist who was one of over 2,000 Japanese Latin Americans interned in the United States during World War II. Separated from his family, he was not allowed to return to Peru at the end of the war and was instead deported to Japan. Quinones tells the story through video, spoken word poetry, and martial arts. Strands was commissioned by the Asian American Theater Company in association with the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and was funded in part by a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program . The sixty-minute performance premiered at he SomARTS Cultural Center in San Francisco on May 16, 2002.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho
Media Details
Date Opened 2002-05-16
Date Closed 2002-05-26
Location SomARTS Cultural Center, San Francisco
Writer D.H. Naomi Quinones
Director Ellen Sebastian Chang
Producer Pamela Wu
Creative Team Judi Nihei (dramaturgy), Francis Wong (music), Melody Takata (music), Doug Hirai (music), Casey Peek (video)
For More Information

For More Information

D'Souza, Karen. "Lost History Revived in One-Woman Show." San Jose Mercury News , May 21, 2002, 1F.