Listen to a new play with the Artists at Play Podcast. (Un)Rivaled by Rosie Narasaki and directed by Jully Lee is a play about 11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon two of Japan's most beloved writers, friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist.
Written by Rosie Narasaki
Directed by Jully Lee
Edited and mixed by Marvin Yueh
Radio Play Cast:
Jessica Jade Andres
Krista Marie Yu
Julia Cho (stage directions)
This episode's broadcast of a play-in-development by Rosie Narasaki is one of the ways we have continued our investment in playwrights during COVID-19.
Many thanks to all the artists who lent their talents to this project, and especially to playwright Rosie Narasaki who agreed to record this version of (Un)Rivaled for the Artists at Play Podcast. This play belongs to Ms. Narasaki and she holds the copyright for (Un)Rivaled.
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