Written and directed by Aya Ogawa @ Walkerspace NYC
Sets by Jian Jung
Costumes by Loren Shaw
Projections by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Ludic Proxy is a multi-lingual, multi-media play exploring the tenuous line between memory, reality and fantasy through three narratives that unfold within an immersive theatrical landscape:
Act One: The Past A woman becomes obsessed with a video game when she recognizes its setting as her hometown Pripyat, abandoned after the Chernobyl crisis.
Act Two: The Present A pregnant woman living in the outskirts of the Fukushima nuclear evacuation zone is torn between abandoning her hometown and saving herself and her child.
Act Three: The Future A woman contemplates her own mortality and possible progeny, unable to imagine a hopeful tomorrow within a technology-saturated underground future world.