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Hidden Memories

Sept 2017

By Lillian Nakamura Maguire


Join Lillian Nakamura Maguire and Patti Flather at the False Creek Gym (1318 Cartwright Street) in Vancouver on September 13 to hear the latest of Hidden Memories, directed by Donna Yamamoto.

This reading is part of Advance Theatre: New Works by Diverse Women Readings, Vancouver Fringe Festival, and in partnership with Ruby Slippers Theatre and Playwrights Guild of Canada.



The daughter of Japanese immigrants sifts through her parents’ memorabilia, piecing together their early BC life and forced relocation. She tries to find peace with her parents’ choices during times of racial discrimination, her own identity, and what she passes on to her daughter.


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Lillian Nakamura Maguire, is a second-generation Japanese Canadian new playwright living in Whitehorse. Throughout her career as an adult educator, facilitator and community activist she has used stories in her work in human rights education, elder abuse prevention and intercultural relations. She has written and produced short digital stories on these themes. She also enjoys writing short stories, memoir and haiku. Playwriting is a new challenge…but one in which she hopes to further develop as an artist and storyteller.






Hidden Memories is in development with Gwaandak Theatre.

We acknowledge the support of the National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund.

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