by Tetsuro Shigematsu

November 6, 2019 to November 17, 2019
Historic Theatre, The Cultch

Kuroko is a dark comedy about an agoraphobic daughter’s quest to find out the truth about her family.


Maya is hikikomori—an extreme recluse—who has spent the last six years in her bedroom exploring Virtual Reality.

Until one day, she meets a mysterious player online who challenges her to the ultimate quest: saving her own father’s life. How? By visiting the scariest place IRL, Suicide Forest.


A world premiere from Tetsuro Shigematsu, the acclaimed creator behind Empire of the Son and 1 Hour Photo, and directed by Amiel Gladstone, creator of the smash hit musical Onegin.


Show Dates: November 6 to 17, 2019
Location: Historic Theatre – The Cultch

Creative Team

Tetsuro Shigematsu – Playwright

Amiel Gladstone – Director

Heidi Taylor – Dramaturg

Sophie Tang – Set Designer

Christine Reimer- Costume Designer

Gerald King- Lighting Designer

Remy Siu- Projection Designer

Daniel O’Shea – Assistant Projection Designer

Sammie Hatch – Sound Designer

Anjela Magpantay – Assistant Director

Adrian Muir – Production Manager & Technical Director 

Susan Miyagishima – Stage Manager

Kitiya Phouthonesy – Apprentice Stage Manager

Jennifer Stewart – Props Master

Mayumi Yoshida – Cultural Consultant


John Ng – Hiroshi

Manami Hara – Naomi

Kanon Hewitt – Maya

Lou Ticzon – Kenzo 

Donna Soares – Asa and multiple characters