PATH OF DREAMS is a proud recipient of the 2014 Aurora Challenge Grant! Thank you, Aurora Foundation!
I’m directing Velina Hasu Houston’s “Kokoro (True Heart)” at USC’s Scene Dock Theatre!
“… Houston explores Japanese and American ethnic distinctions to often stunning effect. The line between the quick and the dead is a fine one in Houston’s cosmology, where spirits wander freely and the afterlife seamlessly melds with the now. Houston creates a timeless, timely parable of mother love and a woman wronged.” — Los Angeles Times
PREMIERED 1994, JAPAN SOCIETY, NEW YORK CITY
KOKORO (TRUE HEART)
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Saturday, April 5, 2014, 5-7 PM
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
PATH OF DREAMS [Staged Reading]
Co-hosted by The Center for Japanese Religions and Culture
Please join us for a reading of Velina Hasu Houston’s newest Screenplay PATH OF DREAMS, followed by a short Q&A, Silent Auction, and Wine and Cheese Reception.
Run time for the reading is approximately 25 minutes.
Written by Velina Hasu Houston
Directed by Tamara Ruppart
Produced by Giselle Gilbert
Tamlyn Tomita as KOMACHI
Tohoru Masamune as SHOSHO
June Angela as MOMIJI
WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
RSVP by March 31st to Giselle: LeArtisteGiselle@gmail.com
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PATH OF DREAMS
P.O. Box 18453
Long Beach, CA 90807
This film will be in Japanese with English subtitles. Many people have asked me how to pronounce the title in Japanese and what it means – so English speakers, please enjoy this answer!
The Japanese kanji for “Path of Dreams” is 夢路. It is pronounced “yume-ji” or you-meh-gee. The first character (yume – 夢) means dream, vision, or illusion. The second character (ji – 路) means path, route, road, or distance. Together these characters mean “dreaming” in Japanese – so maybe in Japan “Dreaming” will be the English title for this film!
Hear what renowned writer and producer Velina Hasu Houston has to say about creativity, culture, women and writing Path of Dreams.
Hear playwright Oliver Mayer, director Jon Lawrence Rivera and actress Takayo Fischer speak about renowned writer Velina Hasu Houston and her film Japanese film Path of Dreams.