893 YA-KU-ZA The Game - 1

Los Angeles, California

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Set over the course of a business lunch in a unknown Japanese restaurant somewhere in the United States, 893 | YA-KU-ZA follows Aya's bid to become the first female member of the infamous Japanese crime syndicate. Exploring themes of ambition, power, and loyalty, 893 | YA-KU-ZA asks what it means to be first and what we're willing to do to get there.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Now, More or Less                           

Situation:  1, leader of a prominent Yakuza family, is steady, sharp, well-dressed and supremely composed. 1 has arrived to the US to meet Aya, a young woman who is acutely interested in joining their crime syndicate. 1 attempts to discern if Aya should leave the room dead or alive.

Subject Matter: Japanese Yakuza, Mafia, Danger, Crime, Trust, Truth, Loyalty, Betrayal, Games

Supplemental Information: 8-9-3 (ya-ku-za) is a losing hand in the traditional Japanese card game Oicho-Kabu, which was played by miscreants, misfits, and delinquents in a time when gambling was illegal. From their playing, these outcasts formed groups who often extorted local merchants and groups through intimidation and violence.

The eventual development into the yakuza, as we now know them, simply follows as a matter of time.

To read the full script of 893 | YA-KU-ZA, visit Daria’s New Play Exchange page.

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  • Source
    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 30-40
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Non-Binary, Female, Male, Transgender
  • Character Ethnicity
    Asian/Asian American
  • Genre
    Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Suspense
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female, LGBTPQQIA/Non-Binary
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Asian/Asian American, White, European, Multiracial
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