LA Theatre Works, Sun Sept 19, 10:00 pm, Ken Narasaki's adaptation of John Okada's "No-No Boy"


John Okada's novel of 2nd generation "nisei" who had served in the U.S. military and the draft resisters who spent the war in prison reflects the Japanese American community’s internal conflicts and confusion regarding loyalty, citizenship, self-hatred and shame. 

Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in January 2021. No-No Boy is sponsored in part by the California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library. Directed by Anna Lyse Erikson Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg

Kurt Kanazawa as Taro

Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kanno, Mrs. Kumasaka

John Miyasaki as Freddie, Voice 3, Radio DJ

Ken Narasaki as Kenji, Kumasaka-san, Voice 1, Judge

Sharon Omi as Ma

Joy Osmanski as Emi, 2A

Sab Shimono as Pa

Greg Watanabe as Ichiro

Paul Yen as Eto, Jun, Cop, Voice 2, Drunk Guy

Senior Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson

Prepared for Audio by Mark Holden The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood

Sound Design by: Mark Holden and Neil Wogensen

Recording Engineers: Charles Carroll and Neil Wogensen

Mixed by: Charles Carroll and Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood

Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin

Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner

Editor: Neil Wogensen

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