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On December 7, 1941, an attack on Pearl Harbour triggered events in Canada that may easily be described as among the darkest in our history – the internment and dispossession of tens of thousands of Japanese Canadians. Through an engaging blend of dance, spoken word and loads of humour, Mark Ikeda weaves a tale that is illuminating and profoundly personal. Sansei: The Storyteller offers Ikeda’s observations about the internment, his own discovery of where he came from, and how Japanese Canadians found peace.



Mark Kunji Ikeda - Performer


Mark Kunji Ikeda - Creator/Performer
Emma Brager - Stage Manager

“[Mark Ikeda] is a terrific stage presence...a natural-born storyteller.”
— Steven Hunt, Calgary Herald


ASL/English Interpreted Performance: January 22, 2019

Provided in Partnership with Inside Out Theatre

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News & Media

January 11, 2019
Preview: An expanded Sansei reveals deeply personal story
Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Herald

January 15, 2019
High Performance Rodeo solo show Sansei finds personal connection to Canadian history
Stephen Hunt, CBC News

January 15, 2019
A postcard review of Sansei: The Storyteller presented by Lunchbox Theatre
Caroline Russell-King, YYSCENE

January 16, 2019
Review: Sansei masters storytelling through language and movement
Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Herald