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Japanese Problem - Back at Hastings Park!

  • Hastings Park (the barn across from Hastings Racecourse) 188 North Renfrew Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 3N8 Canada (map)

JAPANESE PROBLEM is the award-winning, site-responsive experience about the Japanese Canadian incarceration at Hastings Park.
JAPANESE PROBLEM invites a small audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination.

The piece exists in the contemporary moment simultaneously, where evidence of Hastings Parks’ former tenants has been erased, where survivors are uncertain if they want their names included in a memorial; and where refugees to North America are being treated in a fashion that is terrifyingly familiar.

Last year, this piece sold out before the show opened! We brought the play back to help meet demand, and will be touring to other locations, beginning with Soulpepper in Toronto, shortly.

- The performance is Pay What You Can Afford: $8, $18, or $28. Contact us if cost is a barrier
- The space is wheelchair accessible, but is bumpy terrain
- Please wear comfortable shoes, and check heavy bags/coats with our volunteer to make this piece accessible for all
- This performance moves around in space; there can be no latecomers. There are places to sit that we hope you will reserve for those who most need it.
- If you have specific access concerns, please email us at
- Please no photography and no recordings

Earlier Event: June 15
Spatial Poetics XVII: Once Lost
Later Event: October 24