Mr. Kotomoto Is Definitely Not White
Written by Ben Claus
Directed by Scott Jackoway
Featuring: Bethany Arrington, Shea Lee, Ryan Leonard, and Shea Petersen
March 29-April 21, 2019
Presented at Strawdog Theatre
Stage Manager: Erin Collins
Costume Design: Megan E. Pirtle
Lighting Design: Jay Koch
Puppet Design: Claire Ashley
Set Design: Alyssa Mohn
Sound Design: Matt Reich
Dramaturgy: Danielle B. Szabo
Production Photos: Amanda Allen
Graphic Design: Klaire Brezinksi
Mr. Kotomoto Is Definitely Not White is a dark satire that follows three tea shop employees as the business expands to selling a special blend that gives the drinker dreams. When their older manager sends a blatantly racist email, the workers have to navigate their changing relationships to the company, and to each other. For each character, survival becomes a question of compromising integrity in the large and often unchanging game of capitalism.
NoMads' first full-length production, Mr. Kotomoto enjoyed a 4-week run at Strawdog Theatre. NoMads was able to produce a piece of this scale thanks to the donations of over 100 individuals through a successful Indiegogo campaign. The centerpiece of NoMads' first full season, Mr. Kotomoto was a hit with audiences.
Assistant Director: Gin To
Master Carpenter: Mara Ishihara Zinky
House Manager: William Kanter
Marketing Coordinator: Marjorie Muller
"Like drinking a cup of Josie’s Dream Tea, Mr. Kotomoto fills you up with vivid imagery, earnest performances, and retrospective conversation..."