Astro Boy and the God of Comics Honors Cartoonist Osamu Tezuka
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I was expecting a more campy 60's-Japanese parody, but i still enjoyed the show. Was very creative with the live drawings and use of film and other visuals. At the same time, those seem to lag sometimes and lots of awkward death time. Telling the...continued
Astro Boy and the God of Comics, created and directed by Georgetown professor Natsu Onoda Power, combines the life of seminal manga artist Osamu Tezuka with the history of Japanese animation and the fictional world of his greatest creation: Astro Boy, a crime-fighting boy robot. It also features on-stage drawing.
*Artistic Team *
Natsu Onoda Power- _Director/ Creator
Luciana Stecconi- Set Design
Andrew Griffin- Light Design
Frank Labovitz- Costume Design
Evan Rogers- _Sound Design
Jared Mezzocchi- Projections Design _
Karen O’ Connell
About Natsu Onoda Power
Natsu Onoda Power directed Young Jean Lee’s play Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven_ in last year’s Studio 2ndStage season. As a co-founder and the Artistic Director of Chicago’s Live Action Cartoonists, she directed SCIENCE (FICTION), are you my negative space?, performance of sleep in one long act without intermission_, Stitched_, and The Revenge of Poisoned Ladies_. Her design work includes costumes and sets for Metamorphosis_ with Synetic Theatre and sets for bobrauschenbergamerica_ with Forum Theatre. Onoda Power is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, where her shows include adaptations of_Madness and Civilization_ (Michel Foucault) and The Omnivores’ Dilemma (Michael Pollen). Other shows at Georgetown include The T Party, Trees and Ghosts, and Swimmy and Other Stories. She holds a PhD from Northwestern University and is the author of God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post World War II Manga, based on her dissertation.