About the Production

'NAE' (which translates to The Rice Seedling) is a new, groundbreaking musical and theatrical work by Toronto-based composer Kokichi Kusano, featuring traditions of Japanese music and theatre for the modern stage.

In the 13th century Japan, misery and suffering consume the land, which is gripped in a famine of historical proportions. A lonesome monk, diligently serving prayers to the dead, as they float away down the river, is soon to discover the mysterious forces between which the fate of mortals are balanced.

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Kusano Kokichi

Director and Composer