Empire of the Son
Created & Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu
Directed by Richard Wolfe
A former writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Tetsuro became the first person-of-colour to host a daily national radio program in Canada. A finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Award, Vancouver’s Georgia Straight declared him to be, “one of the city’s best artists.”
The story of two generations of CBC Broadcasters and the radio silence between them, Empire of the Son is a funny, emotional portrayal of parent/child relationships, and a reminder of no matter how far we journey out into the world to find ourselves – across decades and continents – we never stop being our parents’ children.
“I’m telling all of the people I love most to see this show” – theatre critic Colin Thomas