The 1st 'WLPG Shorts' program at the 2012 Kijimuna Festa in Okinawa
Thanks so much to everyone involved in the first ever WLPG Shorts program!!!
Pacific Shorts was a collaboration between WLPG, playwright/professor Toyoko Nishida, Kijimuna Festa, and ASSITEJ Japan to create original short plays addressing the festival's theme for 2012. The theme of the festival was "For Tomorrow - Theatre as 'Nuchigusui' for Children". The word 'Nuchigusui' means 'medicine for life' in the Okinawan language. In 2011, an unprecedented earthquake, tsunami, and an accident at a nuclear power station hit Japan. With that in mind, seven emerging playwrights from three countries were given the opportunity to write short plays inspired by this idea of 'Nuchigusui' – plays which will help heal children confronting troubles and give them a healthy vision, filled with optimism, for the future.