Karri Yano, grand niece of a man who became known as “The Kamloops Kid”, was given a last-minute spot in the Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival 2015. I am honoured that she asked me to co-write it, and humbled that she insisted I direct it.
INTERROGATION: Lives and Trials of the Kamloops Kid is indeed based on the same true story of Kanao Inouye that inspired my play Father Hero Traitor Son (2013). But Karri’s concept for Interrogation is an entirely different approach to this complex, emotional, and controversial piece of history, which also happens to be her family’s story.
Coming to Toronto’s Factory Theatre Main Stage, July 1-12, 2015.