Written and Directed byAya Ogawa

Claire Tow Theater

Running Time: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission

"Evocative and compelling!" Critic's Pick!

The New York Times, August 4, 2022

An enigmatic father. A reckoning with failure. A journey towards forgiveness. THE NOSEBLEED is a tender and darkly humorous play that explores playwright/director Aya Ogawa’s fractured relationship with their long-deceased father and considers his impact on their own life. A New York Times Critic’s Pick during its run at the Japan Society last year, the play invites audience members to consider unasked questions of their own.

"The Nosebleed is about my journey coming to terms with one of the biggest failures in my life: when my father died, I failed to do anything to honor his life. I hope the play gives the audience a chance to reflect on their own relationships and offers them some space for forgiveness."
- Aya Ogawa, Playwright/Director

FREE Post-Show Talkbacks!

Attend one of the following performances, and stay for a FREE talkback immediately following the show!

  • Monday, August 8: "The Artist as Parent"
    How do you balance the process of creating art with the process of raising people? Join in conversation with our panelists as they discuss the unique highs and lows of being a parent and an artist. Panelists include Kaili Y. Turner and Chris Manley from the cast and Rachel Spencer Hewitt from the Parent Artist Advocacy League.  
  • Monday, August 15: AANHPI Community Night
    We are celebrating the cast and creatives of THE NOSEBLEED! This show is a theatrical experience led by Asian women/non-binary artists. The cast and part of the creative team will be on hand to talk about the process of creating it for the LCT3 stage.
  • Monday, August 22: "Decentering the White Gaze"
    Aya Ogawa
    (author/director of THE NOSEBLEED) sits down with their frequent collaborator, Haruna Lee (theater maker, Suicide Forest) to discuss the process of making work in their own image.

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