Written by Junshin Soga
Directed by Peter Jensen
Produced by Junshin Soga
Nominaton: Outstanding Original Short Script, Junshin Soga
|Photos by Melissa Payamps|
About the Company: Junshin Soga endeavors to express an authentic human experience and represent minority voices and problems without characterizing or simplifying them.
About the Production: Kenta receives a phone call from his mother to find that his grandfather has just passed away. As Kenta leaves for a flight back to Japan and is caught in a downpour of rain. While he waits for a break in the weather, he has random thoughts and lost memories come back to him. In his imagination he sees his grandfather and is able to tell him that he’s sorry and that he loves him.
What first attracted you to this project?
Junshin: I was trying to write a different script, but I could never focus. I was wasting a lot of time. One day, I started thinking "What if grandpa dies? He will probably die pretty soon." And I wrote the first draft in like one week.
What was your favorite part of working on this production?
Junshin: Working with the director Peter Jensen was an absolute pleasure. He understands actors so well that you can just tell him anything that's happening to you while acting and he gets it. We also talked a lot about life, society, and relationships.
What was the most challenging part of working on this production?
Junshin: Fighting the fear. The piece is full of mundane experiences that are very significant to the character. I was worried that the significance wouldn’t come across, and the audience would not care about what Kenta is experiencing.
What was the most noteworthy aspect of this experience for you?
Junshin: It all came together because I was avoiding working on the other piece. The other piece is finished now, it's called "In Dreams" and will be premiering on September 25th at the Hudson Guild.
What did you want the audience to walk away with after watching One Fine Day?
Junshin: If the piece made the audience want to go see their family, or to make a phone call to them, then that makes me very happy.
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