Un(Rivaled)
Written by Rosie Narasaki
Directed by Jully Lee
Dramaturg: Michael Golamco
Featuring Jessica Jade Andres, Eddie Liu, Jacqueline Misaye, and Krista Marie Yu
May 3, 2020 on Zoom

11th century ladies-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan’s most beloved writers. They also kind of hated each other. This play is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. Perhaps most of all, it’s about how no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same… even after a thousand years.

Rosie Narasaki (Playwright) is a Los Angeles-based playwright and actor. As an actor, recent highlights include Little Women with Playwright’s Arena, and Two Mile Hollow and In Love and Warcraft with Artists at Play, as well as appearances on “Shameless,” “Wisdom of the Crowd,” and “For the People.” As a writer, her work has been developed and produced by Becky and Baldwin, the David Henry Hwang Writers Institute, hereandnow theatre company and more. She is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre LA’s New West Playwrights and holds a BA in Creative Writing from Scripps College. In her spare time, she is the managing editor for TotalBeauty.com.