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Recess: Vancouver Fringe Festival, Sept 14, 15

  A Field trip into the hearts and minds of children growing up and going to public school in New York City.


Una Aya Osato

Only two shows left to catch this amazing performance at the Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 14, 2012 5:00 PM

September 15, 2012 4:30 PM

RECESS comes to VANCOUVER for the first time!!!

Get it while it’s here!!

Rave Reviews

“a tour-de-force” –The Montreal Gazzette (MONTREAL)

“*****” (five out of five stars) — Toronto Eyeweekly (TORONTO)

“This is possibly the best show I have ever seen. Ever.” — Plank Magazine (VANCOUVER)

“… incredible concentration, discipline, and lightning agility from Ms. Osato as a performer … allows the audience to witness a virtuoso performance…” — My Cultural Landscape Blog (SAN FRANCISCO)

“… pure and compelling… undeniably powerful and very well put together piece of performance… Osato’s freakily flexible dramaturgical hands – she powers through personas like an Olympic shapeshifter – it comes off with resonance and poignance…” –The Hour (MONTREAL)

“This is by far, a highlight of all Fringe shows I’ve seen… She flawlessly transitions from role to role, depicting and contrasting each child with the truth, hope and integrity they possess… Inspiring audiences, Recess is a show you must put on the top of your list.” — Mooney on Theater Blog (TORONTO)

“The highlight of the 2009 Frigid Festival…funny, sad, inspirational and eye opening.”

— Colorlines Blog (NYC)

“Politically aware, touching and entertaining.” — The Montreal Gazzette (MONTREAL)

“…a winning performance…” — (NYC)

“Osato is a pretty special actress… It’s hard to come away from her one-woman play Recess unmoved.” –The Hamilton Spectator (HAMILTON)

“a multi–faceted chameleon–like bravura performance.” — The View (HAMILTON)

“Osato gives a performance of immeasurable diversity…Crowds should be lining up to see this production.” — Raise the Hammer (HAMILTON)

Venue: False Creek Community Centre

1318 Cartwright Street,

Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.

 Tickets: $10 in advance

         $12 at the door

Winner: “Best of the Fest” (for Recess, Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2011, CA)

Winner: “Volunteer Pick Award” (for Recess, FRIGID NY Festival 2009, NYC)

Nominated: “Outstanding Solo Performance” (for Recess, New York Innovative Theater Awards 2009, NYC)

 • Winner: Level One (for Theater, YoungArts formerly National Arts Talent Search Competition, 2000)

 • Finalist: to become a Presidential Scholar (2000, USA)

Historical Kids Costumes



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