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Studio Theatre - Milton Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
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"Astro Boy and the God of Comics"
4 ratings
4.5 average rating
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21 events
7 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

Excellent performance and staging. Very imaginative way to tell the story.

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49 events
22 reviews
34 stars
attended Feb 24 2012

Very original and entertaining!

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4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 14 2012

More serious that we expected but so creative and well done.

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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    _  


*Cast *

Joe Brack

Jamie Gahlon

Lee Liebeskind

Karen O’ Connell

Betsy Rosen

JB Tadena

Kristin Watson

Clark Young

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 PartyTrees 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.