Aya Ogawa


  • Full Length
  • Comedy

THE NOSEBLEED is an intimate autobiography that explores playwright/director Aya Ogawa’s fractured relationship with her long-deceased and enigmatic father. Through a series of turbulent, absurd, and poignantly comic vignettes, Ogawa reveals the seemingly insurmountable cultural and generational gap between herself and her father, and the questions she faces in her own motherhood today. A theatrical memorial and healing ritual for the audience, this darkly humorous, tender, and inventive play considers how we inherit and bequeath failure, and what it takes to forgive.

The Nosebleed emerged from an exploratory process around the topic of failure (from personal, artistic, career, systemic), and how we as a culture typically do not create space for acknowledging, processing and honoring failure.