In January, we partnered with NAAAP to promote a special performance of RED SNOW and artist talk with Diana Tso and her cast. This summer, Diana and her crew launched their IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to bring this show on the road…..all the way to Shanghai. The team is back again, this time for one last push to meet their target by October 14. Here’s how you can help:
1. Make a contribution in return for beautiful Red Snow Gifts/Perks (no tax receipts)
2. If you would like a tax receipt for donations of $20 or more (no gifts/perks), you can also support Diana Tso in the Scotiabank Walk for CAEF Canada ALPHA Education Fund (whose mandate is to bring educators to China and Korea to meet survivors, hear their testimonies, learn about WWII history in Asia and bring the forgotten/silenced history back to their classrooms). Diana will be walking in honor of the survivors & victims of the Rape of Nanking, commemorating the 75th year of Remembrance.
RED SNOW is a story of love and the struggle to reconcile the past with the present in the search for peace and healing. Isabel’s recurring nightmare of her grandparents’ favorite Chinese opera drives her to search for their silenced story. On her journey she falls in love with Jason, a man who is connected to the same forgotten holocaust. Their love unleashes three generations of guilt, shame and pain perpetuated by a massacre still denied by the perpetrators today. When their lives collide they struggle to reconcile the past with the present – for themselves and their families, shaken from their lifelong silence by Isabel’s pilgrimage to uncover the secrets of her grandmother’s history… and her own. Watch the campaign video here.
RED SNOW will be remounted at ACT Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival 2012 at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (288 AnFu Road, Shanghai, China) on November 27 and 28, 2012.