Collective residencies / Research based Theatre, Pedagogy, Diversity / Olot
From Monday, 20 March 2023 to Monday, 27 March 2023
A former writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Tetsuro became the first person-of-colour to host a daily national radio program in Canada. His theatrical solo-work Empire of the Son was described by theatre critic Colin Thomas describes it as, “one of the best shows ever to come out of Vancouver. Ever.” His other solo-work, 1 Hour Photo was named as a finalist for the 2019 Governor General's Award for Drama, and was the co-winner of the Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Fringe Award, 2021. The Vancouver’s Georgia Straight declared him to be, “one of the city's best artists.” In 2018, he earned his PhD in Arts-Based Research from the University of British Columbia, and now serves as Creative Director of the Research-based Theatre Lab. Visit him at shiggy.com
During my stay at Faber, I will develop a piece called ‘The Manliest Man of All Mankind.’ It is a theatrical exploration of masculinities, based upon my relationship with my grandfather, my father, my son, and my daughter. What does it mean to be a cis, straight descendant of samurai within a rapidly changing world?