Futakuchi Onna

  • January 26 - 28, 2024
  • The Screening Room

    127 East Congress Street
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

A woman battles the curse she has inherited from her ancestors - the Futakuchi Onna.  This Japanese monster, also known as a yokai,  manifests as a heckling mouth on the back of her head.  The Futakuchi Onna impedes the woman’s pursuit of music, destroys her relationships and leads her to despair. And yet, the Futukuchi Onna also has some lessons to teach.   With acceptance, one can find balance, understanding and the courage it takes to be yourself.  

Featuring original music and a short film, the raw vulnerability of this solo show will haunt and inspire you.

Content Warning: 18+, Strong Language, Sexual Content, Partial Nudity.

Artist Bio: When Kristin was cast as Madame Hattori in Shanna Fujii’s short film Madame Hattori’s Izakaya, she learned of this breathtaking Japanese myth - Futakuchi Onna.  The 2023 Tokyo award winning film and the folklore upon which it was based inspired some personal reflection, which led to the creation of this solo show.  Kristin is excited to bring her show back to Tucson. Last year it won the Tucson Fringe award “Best Show with Music”.

Date & Time

Jan 26 - 28, 2024

Venue Details

The Screening Room

127 East Congress Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701 The Screening Room
Tucson Fringe Festival

The Tucson Fringe Festival is an unjuried, uncensored performing arts festival. Since 2011, following international fringe tenets, the festival provides artists with low-risk, low-cost opportunities to perform by using economies of scale to reduce venue rental costs and by taking only 20%, and sometimes 0%, of the artist’s earnings. Tucson Fringe also provides the Tucson arts community with avant-garde, non-traditional performing arts at low-cost ticket prices.

The festival does not curate or select the performances, maintaining an environment in which everyone and anyone can perform. This ensures that underrepresented artistic voices, such as people of color, the LGBT+ community, women, and other marginalized genders, are championed in our community.

The festival takes place in January every year across multiple venues in downtown Tucson. On average, every year the festival has 20+ shows with between 50-60 performances during the festival weekend.

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