How To Be Japanese

miyo yamauchi · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by SEAN EWERT

June 21, 2022 certified reviewer
tagged as: humorous · Storytelling · solo show · memoir

What I liked

The slide/video components really filled out the space and were fun to watch! I thought Miyo’s branding and overall public persona of “Miyo the Storyteller” worked beautifully. Great packaging. I really enjoyed the piece. Miyo’s voice is strong and clear. She is a joy to watch.

What I didn't like

Nothing that I can think of!

My overall impression

Miyo is a fresh new voice! My face hurt by the end of the show because a smile never left my face. She discusses sensitive topics with ease and brings humor to everything. I never will think of Hello Kitty in the same way! Miyo bridges the gap between cultures beautifully and puts herself in the middle of what could be uncomfortable – but for us becomes a teaching moment with her deft storytelling style. The hour flew by! Congratulations on a lovely, entertaining show!

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