SEASON 30 | January 2018
893 | Ya-ku-za
January 26 - February 10, 2018
By Daria Miyeko Marinelli
Directed by kt shorb and Jesus I. Valles
Presented by The VORTEX and The Generic Ensemble Company
The way to make a person make a decision is to convince everyone around them / Maybe that's what I'm doing / I said win, Aya, not kill
Set over the course of a business lunch in a Japanese restaurant somewhere in the United States, 893 | Ya-ku-za follows Aya's bid to become the first female member of the infamous Japanese crime syndicate. Exploring themes of ambition, power, and loyalty, 893 | Ya-ku-za asks what it means to be first and what we're willing to do to get there.
Mia King and kt shorb.
Fight Choreography by Chris Tacderas. Lighting Design by Aaron Curry. Costume Design by Jana Zek. Scenic Design by Iman Corbani, Sound Design by Jess O'Rear, Stage Management by Margaret Jumonville.
- $35 Priority Seating, $25 General Admission, $15 Discount/Artist/Student/Senior/Veteran
- Advanced Reservations Recommended. Limited seating. Previous years have sold out in advance.
- Blue Star Theatre: Discounts for Military, Veterans, and their families.
- Radical Rush Free Tickets: Limited free tickets for each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released at 7pm each night-in-person only.
- 2-for-1 admission Thursday and Sunday with donation of 2 cans for SafePlace
- Live-stream on Howlround.tv Friday, February 2 8pm CST
- ASL-interpreted Saturday, February 3 8pm
- “Industry Night” Wednesday, February 7 8pm
The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. www.genenco.org. GenEnCo's The Mikado: Reclaimed was nominated for two B. Iden Payne Awards, receiving the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Musical Theatre).
kt shorb’s work has won multiple FronteraFest "Best of Fest," and been shown at the Menil Collection, the Pulitzer Foundation, and in many venues across Texas. They are an invited member of the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation.
"...As profound as it is heartrending."
--Orange Magazine on Generic Ensemble Company's The Mikado: Reclaimed
“…Ambitious, timely, and vitally important…”—Austin American-Statesman on Generic Ensemble Company’s Robin Hood: An Elegy
"I love what kt shorb does and how she does it, both onstage and off. Whatever she is up to is not to be missed." –Anne Bogart, Artistic Director – SITI Company
Funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.