Tetsuro Shigematsu and Steve Charles in 1 Hour Photo.
Tetsuro Shigematsu and Steve Charles in 1 Hour Photo.

Vancouver Presents was live at the PTC Test Kitchen in East Vancouver with Vancouver theatre artist, Tetsuro Shigematsu, to chat about his upcoming show, 1 Hour Photo.

Written and performed by Shigematsu, 1 Hour Photo is the story of 90-year old Mas Yamamoto, who has seen much in his lifetime.

Sitting around the kitchen table and recording their conversations, Shigematsu has captured an incredible life story of growing up in a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River, being interned as a Japanese Canadian during World War II, and even guarding the Canadian arctic against Soviet bombers during the height of the Cold War.

As he did in his critically-acclaimed Empire of the SonShigematsu brings back his signature style of cinematic storytelling, with the use of miniatures projected live on stage.

Vancouver Presents contributing editor, Mark Robins, spoke with Shigematsu, as he was rehearsing for opening night.

1 Hour Photo plays The Cultch (1895 Venables St, Vancouver) from October 3-15. Visit http://thecultch.com for tickets and information.

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