Written and Directed byAya Ogawa

Claire Tow Theater / Seating Chart / Directions

THE NOSEBLEED is an intimate autobiography that explores playwright/director Aya Ogawa’s fractured relationship with their long-deceased and enigmatic father. Through a series of turbulent, absurd, and poignantly comic vignettes, Ogawa reveals the seemingly insurmountable cultural and generational gap between themselves and their father, and the questions they face in their own motherhood today. A theatrical memorial and healing ritual for the audience, this darkly humorous, tender, and inventive play considers how we inherit and bequeath failure, and what it takes to forgive.



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"
  • Monday, August 15
    AANHPI Community Night
  • Monday, August 22
    "Creating Under the White Gaze"