Columbia University School of the Arts International Play Reading Festival

Co-founded by Carol Becker and David Henry Hwang, this marquee annual festival presents readings of three plays by living international playwrights alongside conversations with the playwrights and translators. Now in its third year, the 2020 edition of the festival will be held as a series of podcasts.

Taxi Radio

Written by Nophand (Thailand)

Translated from Thai by the playwright

Directed by Aya Ogawa

On a stormy night in Bangkok, four beings are stuck in traffic. Accompanied by karaoke hits, Taxi Radio is a dark comedy that conjures the afterlife and calls upon higher powers to critique cycles of corruption. This soulful play highlights the absurdity of navigating one’s own life in the maelstrom of expectations and statuses. GPS, Google, and Facebook won’t help you out of these dead ends. 

Working on this Podcast Play during the pandemic has been such a wonderful process. The cast was amazing and we were wonderfully directed by Aya. Once the podcast drops I will place the link below!