1 Hour Photo

by Tetsuro Shigematsu

October 3, 2017 to October 15, 2017

A moving portrait of one man’s quest to find beauty in the depths of a savage century.

Show Dates
October 3-15, 2017
Preview on October 3
Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm
2pm matinees Sat and Sun

At the Historic Theatre at The Cultch
1895 Venables St, Vancouver

Buy tickets online at tickets.thecultch.com or call 604-251-1363

About the Show
Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, 1 Hour Photo is the story of Mas Yamamoto, a man whose life was swept up by the major currents of the 20th century. From growing up in a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River, to being confined at a Japanese Canadian internment camp during World War II, to helping build the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic during the height of the Cold War, 1 Hour Photo is a moving portrait saturated with the most vivid colours of our times.

Writer/Performer/Filmmaker: *Tetsuro Shigematsu
Artistic Producer: Donna Yamamoto
Director: *Richard Wolfe
Dramaturg: Heidi Taylor
Set Design: Pam Johnson
Lighting Design: Gerald King
Costume Design: Laura Fukumoto
Costume Design Mentor: Barbara Clayden
Sound Design/Composer/Performer: Steve Charles
Audio Dramaturg: Yvonne Gall
Video Design: Jamie Nesbitt
Technical Director/Production Manager: Adrian Muir
Stage Manager/Model & Miniature Design: *Susan Miyagishima
Apprentice Stage Manager: Maria Zarrillo
Apprentice Lighting Design: Tory Ip

*With the generous support of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Production Sponsors
The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation and
Ken Gracie and Philip Waddell

Elsie and Audrey Jang Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation


Press Coverage

“Photographs, video both pre-recorded and live, as well as musical sound and dialogue, all contribute to the moving portrait that Tetsuro paints. In this way, Tetsuro utilizes the terrifying immediacy of the stage to give us something so authentically live and in the moment.” – Review by Ella Adkins

The Georgia Straight
“Under Richard Wolfe’s direction, the play is a buffet of sensory textures.“ – Review by Kathleen Oliver

Vancouver Presents
“…Shigematsu’s concise editing provides a sometimes powerful, often touching, glimpse into a life well lived.” – Review by Mark Robins

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