Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose (Day 1)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Allegiance on Trial
For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian American Arts Alliance and the Asian American Bar Association of New York present a captivating theatrical event, Iva: The Myth of Tokyo Rose — a play inspired by the life of Iva Toguri, a Japanese American citizen who was accused of treason for allegedly broadcasting anti-American propaganda during World War II as the infamous "Tokyo Rose."
The adaptation will be fully staged and performed by a cast of professional actors with writer/co-director Soriya Chum and general manager/co-director Elena Chang of the Asian American Arts Alliance. Excerpts from the actual trial transcripts will be interspersed with period music, still photographs, and contemporaneous newsreels.
This world premiere production examines issues of race and civil rights, engaging audiences in a powerful dialogue about social justice issues today. A talk-back follows each performance.
Co-presented with the Asian American Arts Alliance and the Asian American Bar Association of New York