by Yoji Sakate
translated by Leon Ingulsrud and Keiko Tsuneda
directed by Ari Edelson
The English-language premiere of a dark comedy by celebrated Japanese writer Yoji Sakate about hikikimori, a widespread phenomenon in Japan in which young people withdraw into their rooms, refusing any contact with the outside world. The play imagines a world in which a mysterious corporation manufactures tiny "attics" and sells them to people who "go hikikimori".