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"Hold This Stone," A Fundraiser Performance for the Yonsei Memory Project


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HOLD THIS STONE is a two-night performance (Nov 9 and Nov 10) of original poetry, performance, and dialogue by Nikiko Masumoto and Brynn Saito, fourth generation Japanese American writers and artists. How do we carry, reinvigorate and reimagine the weight of our histories? The art will guide us through modes of listening. You can purchase a ticket for Nov 9th or Nov 10th at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3098045 

The Yonsei Memory Project, a collaboration led by Yonsei Artists, Nikiko Masumoto and Brynn Saito, utilizes arts-based inquiry to generate dialogue connecting the World War II incarceration of the Japanese American community with current civil liberties debates. 

The CURTAIN 5 TheatreGROUP production of HOLD THIS STONE is a fundraiser to benefit the Yonsei Memory Project and its Fiscal Sponsor, The Fresno Arts Council. On Friday, November 10th, Dr. Samina Najmi, California State University Fresno Professor, who teaches courses in contemporary multiethnic U.S. literature, will facilitate Q&A with the audience following the performance. Your ticket purchase to HOLD THIS STONE is a tax deductible contribution to Yonsei Memory Project-Fresno Arts Council.