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Baldy by Yokko — 1/24 – 26
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents the solo performance BALDY by Yokko. BALDY is a fearless, funny and intimate, nine-character, one-woman show looking backing on writer/performer Yokko’s traumatic experience of losing her hair — and then most of her skin — at age 19. Refusing to see herself as a victim, she chose instead to explore the roots of her dis-ease, eventually discovering her true strength and beauty — and her father’s love.
Performances will take place at CRS on Friday and Saturday, January 24 & 25, 2014 at 8 pm and Sunday, January 26 at 3 pm. General admission tickets are $20. Tickets for students and seniors with valid ID are $15 at the door. $15 early-bird tickets are available through Jan 19.
BALDY has been previously presented in to sold out audiences in the New York International Fringe Festival (2012), the Hollywood Fringe Festival (2013), and the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row (2013).
In this heartfelt examination and meditation on cultural and familial expectation, self-doubt and personal identity, Yokko grounds herself in her story as much as she does in the present moment, and her commitment to both is admirable. With or without hair, Baldy is a thing of wonder. — Rochelle Denton, nytheaternow.com
Yokko (performer & writer) is an actor & a movement artist from Japan, came to the United States to study theatre in Oregon and Albany. She received her MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. Her Credits include BALDY (Hollywood Fringe Festival2013, Fringe NYC 2012), BUTOH Electra (Irondale Center & Fringe NYC 2011), The Woolgatherer, The Producers (ASDS Repertory season), Odyssey (The Wings Theatre) and Othello (Looking Glass Theatre). Dance Credits include: FACET (Hollywood Fringe Festival 2013), Autumn Leaves (KGB Show, Kraine Theatre), and many others. She is a member of The Ume Group, and VOID Theatre Company in NYC. She is also founder of JPAC (Japanese Performing Arts Company), and has shared Japanese culture through classical Japanese dance and stage combat within drama.
January 201424 – 268 pm Fri & Sat