The Nosebleed (Off-Broadway, Claire Tow Theater, 2022) | Playbill

The Nosebleed



The Nosebleed is an intimate autobiography that explores playwright/director Aya Ogawa’s fractured relationship with their long-deceased and enigmatic father. Through a series of turbulent, absurd, and poignantly comic vignettes, Ogawa reveals the seemingly insurmountable cultural and generational gap between themselves and their father, and the questions they face in their own motherhood today. A theatrical memorial and healing ritual for the audience, this darkly humorous, tender, and inventive play considers how we inherit and bequeath failure, and what it takes to forgive.

Written and Directed by Aya Ogawa
Scenic Design by Jian Jung
Lighting Design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Sound Design by Megumi Katayama

Cast Includes Drae Campbell, Ashil Lee, Aya Ogawa, Saori Tsukada, Kaili Y. Turner


Lucille Lortel Award
2023 Outstanding Ensemble Nominee

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