Working in the Theatre: In the Field – Mikiko Uesugi

“People think I know everything about Japan, but I always have to study. In Japan, people think I know everything about palm trees and Disney, and it’s not true. It’s a stereotype. I’m not always thinking, ‘I’m a Japanese designer.’ Every American is different, every Japanese is different, every Japanese designer is different.” – Mikiko Uesugi

Finding your place while living in two worlds is a concept most theatre artists identify with. Mikiko Uesugi, scenic designer for Golden Thread Productions, shares her journey as she connected the love of theatre to her work as a visual artist. Watch this glimpse of her story where she shares her belief that theatre connects us as humans from all cultures.