Chie's Thesis Project "sasayaki"

*日本文は英語の後にあります。

Hello, My name is Chie Saito, and I am a Master of Fine Arts student in theater, contemporary performance at Naropa University. I am an international student from Japan which means I am not allowed to make money outside of university so I am seeking for help.

I am presenting my thesis work in the Spring of 2018 for which I am raising funds to help make this vision possible.

Since 2016 I have been interviewing Japanese Americans who have lived experience of the internment camps in America during World War II. The vision of my thesis is to present their stories in such a way that an audience will not only hear the accounts but may feel the experience in their skin and bones. I envisioned bringing together two people who lived through that time in this country in different situations. I want to bring them together without judgement or preconceived feelings and see where it takes us.

The performances will be on May 3, 4, and 5, 2018.

Who is involved......

     Paul Imahara (Performance): A Japanese American who lives in Los Angeles, CA. He lived in the Tulelake Camp for 4 years from the age of 6 to 10 years old. Paul became a Buddhist monk after the age of 60 with the aspiration to help others.

     Barbara Dilley
(Performance): Born in Chicago, Illinois. Barbara started dancing in early childhood and joined Merce Cunningham's dance company in 1963. In the 1970s, she followed the invitation of Chögyam Trungpa to help develop the dance and movement program at Naropa institute in Boulder, Colorado.

     Leigh Fondakowski (Mentor): An Emmy nominated co-screenwriter for the adaptation of The Laramie Project for HBO. She was the head writer of The Laramie Project and has been a member of the Tectonic Theatre Project since 1995.
Leigh Talks the Importance of Interview-Based Theater
    
     Stephen Wangh (Advisor): A playwright, director, and teacher of acting. Author of An Acrobat of the Heart, a physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski.
     *His book has been Chie's essensial handbook to performance and she decided to study at Naropa University because she wanted to learn from Stephen. Stephen had left Naropa when Chie arrived in Bouler but she had a chance to work with him as a rehearal assistant in the production he came back as a guest artist and directed in 2015.

All funds raised will be used for......

     Bringing Paul Imahara to Boulder including flight, hotel and food, and other transportation.

     Budget for costume and set design, including photographer, videographer, set designer, musician, and light board operator.

     Chie Saito (Director) flight to Los Angeles for meetings, rehearsals, and interviews for the development of this project which continues after this performance. 

     Facilitation of talk back session after the performance. 

     I also hope we are successful enough that part of the funds raised can make it possible to invite my mother who has never seen my work in America.

The larger vision is to create a continuing project after finishing my thesis performance in Boulder. I will be creating other performances in different locations with new people and stories. I would like to invite a community that wants to see this kind of project come to life and that could support me and work with me in various ways.

Here's few ways to donate....
1. You could simply donate through this site.
2. Gofundme takes percentage of the donations so you could donate me directly for me to get the full amount and I will add the information to this site.
      *Venmo.... @ChieSaito.
      *Paypal....https://www.paypal.me/samuraichie
      *Mail me a check....
                 Naropa University School of the Arts
                 2130 Arapahoe Ave
                 Boulder, CO 80302
                       Attn: Chie Saito (MFA Theater)
3. Meet me in person. ;)

My goals for this fundraising are......
      $1.500 by March 6th
      $2.500 by April 6th
      $3.000 by May 6th

I really appreciate that you took time to see this message and care for me and my project. I would love you to be able to witness what happens in the space. If you are interested, I invite you to involve yourself in anyways that you are able!!

Arigatou Gozaimasu - Thank you very much,


Chie Saito


こんにちは、名古屋出身の齊藤千絵です。

私は今、マラソンなどの夏の高地トレーニングで有名なアメリカのコロラド州ボルダーにあるナロパ大学で舞台パフォーマンス学科で大学院生をしています。

今年の5月に行われる卒業パフォーマンスを含む、私のプロジェクトを可能にするために寄付を募るサイトを作りました。

*プロジェクトについて*
2016年から私は第二次世界大戦以前に生まれた日系アメリカ人のインタビューを行っています。
その中には日系人強制収容所を経験している方たちも少なくなく、実際に私がその方々と同じ空間に居る事によって肌で感じた経験を色々な人々に体験して次の世代に語り継いで行って欲しいという思いから、今回の舞台を創る事にしました。

私がアメリカでいつも感じている『人として生きるということ』『アメリカの過去と今』『自身の文化とは』、そんな事を空間をシェアしてくれる方々と感じ合い、誰もがみな今後のアメリカや世界に影響を与える事が出来るという事をベースにしてまずそれぞれ自身を見つめ直す機会になればと思っています。

*寄付金の行方*
・ポールさんの旅費(飛行機、宿泊、食事など)
・舞台の制作費(衣装、舞台セット、照明など)
・スタッフへの報酬
・ディレクターの旅費(ロサンゼルでのミーティングやリハーサルの為)
・パフォーマンス後に行うトークセッションの費用
・このプロジェクトを卒業後に他の地域に周り制作し続ける為の資金
・もし出来れば私の作品を観たことがない母を名古屋からボルダーに招待したいと思っています。

*このプロジェクトに関わっている人々*

今原ポールさん(パフォーマンス)
ロサンゼルスに住む日系三世のアメリカ人。
6歳から10歳まで家族でカリフォルニア州のツールレイク収容所に収容された。
戦後、アメリカに怒りを覚えた2世の父親は日本に移る決断をし、親戚が住む広島に移住。
そこでは原子爆弾投下後の広島での生活を送る。
60歳を超えてから浄土真宗の僧になり人々を支えている。

バーバラ・ディリー(パフォーマンス)
Born in Chicago, Illinois. Barbara started dancing in early childhood and joined Merce Cunningham's dance company in 1963. In the 1970s, she followed the invitation of Chögyam Trungpa to help develop the dance and movement program at Naropa institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Leigh Fondakowski (Mentor)
Steven Wangh (Advisor)

*寄付の方法*
1.このサイトでは他国からでもその国の通貨で5ドルから寄付していただけます。
2.私に直接送っていただけると、サービス料を抜かれる事なく私が全額受け取る事が可能です。
  ・Venmo.... @ChieSaito.
  ・ペイパル....https://www.paypal.me/samuraichie
  ・小切手を送る....
    Naropa University School of the Arts
                     2130 Arapahoe Ave
                     Boulder, CO 80302
                            Attn: Chie Saito (MFA Theater)
3.直接お会いする...


私の創造するプロジェクトに興味を持ちお時間を取っていただき本当にありがとうございます。
寄付だけではなく他の形で関わっていただけるという方は直接連絡いただけますと幸いです。

今後もよろしくお願い致します。

ありがとうございます。
齊藤千絵

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