“This is exactly what we need to hear right now.” – Arts & Culture Texas

A contemporary band performs a riveting piece about Ariana Miyamoto, the mixed-race winner of Miss Universe Japan 2015, who weathered backlash for her lack of “pure” parentage – that she was not Japanese enough. Prepare yourself for a brash symphony of hard-driving rhythms and biting social commentary.

Brooklyn’s National Sawdust is one of the most innovative venues in the country, a place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious fans and casual listeners alike. The Wallis is thrilled to partner with National Sawdust, led by the visionary co-founder, Artistic Director and Composer Paola Prestini, for two boundary-breaking concerts in the intimate Lovelace Studio Theater this season.

Join us on March 14th for a post-show talkback with the artists and Paola Prestini, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of National Sawdust. 

Read KUSC's Brian Lauritzen's essay, Who You Are Is Always Enough

“Paola Prestini is a composer and impresario whose interdisciplinary vision is helping to shape the future of new music.” – Broadway World

WarningThis production contains adult language and sensitive material. Recommended for ages 14+.