Tetsuro Shigematsu, Empire of the Son

Raymond Shum

3 plays starting at $72

NAC Studio

See incredible characters brought to life – from a Japanese immigrant who survived Hiroshima to a family negotiating the details of life with disability.

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    • Written & performed by

      Tetsuro Shigematsu

    • Directed by

      Richard Wolfe

    • Produced by

      Donna Yamamoto

    Empire of the Son

    NAC Studio

    Empire of the Son is raw, profound, and personal, yet sublimely elegant. In this exhilaratingly original, multimedia one-man show, actor / comedian / radio broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu tells the dynamic story of an emotionally distant father whose legacy is felt beyond his lifetime.

    • By

      Hannah Moscovitch

    • With original music by

      Njo Kong Kie

    • Directed by

      Ross Manson

    • Choreographed by

      Kate Alton


    NAC Studio

    The cynical, skeptical daughter of a theoretical physicist and a composer, Sarah Jean’s clinical approach to love meets with little success. In this absorbing drama infused with science and classical music, three exceptional minds collide like charged particles in an accelerator. 

  1. Kill Me Now

    NAC Studio

    Widower Jake Sturdy cares for his severely disabled teenage son Joey until unexpected news leads to an astonishing role reversal. Defiantly unsentimental and devastatingly funny, Kill Me Now finds hard truths and irreverent laughter in every limb, joint and thought in the hopelessly fragile human body.