Tales of Obsession
PULL: Tales of Obsession
Conceived, Written and Performed by Kennedy Kabasares and traci kato-kiriyama
Directed by Dan Kwong
PULL: Tales of Obsession is a 55 minute narrative aerial+theatre piece that utilizes a static trapeze, croissants and two actors to explore the boundaries of what is obsessive, normal, or flat out CRAZY. Based on a true story, PULL addresses a time in the writer’s life when she and her mother were mourning the loss of her dad. From clairvoyants to psychics to a journey in Illinois, PULL takes us with them on a wild ride as the mother shares both her grief on the loss and her misgivings about the struggles in their marriage. The use of a single aerial apparatus onstage serves as the world for the mother character, suspending her in a space that seems safe to her yet totally precarious for everyone around her as she remains just out of reach.
- 2009 POMO 2009 Presented by Kularts at the Zeum Theater in San Francisco
- 2011 Official Selection for Performance at the National Asian American Theatre Festival in Los Angeles
- 2011 Featured Performance and Artists for the Asian Arts Initiative International Artists Exchange in Philadelphia, PA
- 2011 Headlining Performance for Eventual Ashes in Toronto, Canada
- 2012 Awarded the ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation
- 2012 Featured Performance in the Summer Series at CounterPULSE in San Francisco, co-produced by APICC
- 2012 Featured Performance and Artists for the Asian Arts Initiative International Artists Exchange in Philadelphia, PA
NOTE: A 30-minute version was presented in Philadelphia in December, 2012. Link to the 30-minute version available upon request.