Jan. – Feb. 1996
“Tea”, written by Velina Hasu Houston, and directed by Stuart E. W. Smith. Benefit performance was for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition. Tea was historical fiction based on facts experienced by the playwright who is of Japanese, African-American, and Native-American ancestry. The story is about the lives and struggle of five Japanese war brides, the women married to American servicemen during World War II, the years beyond. A story about how they all found eventual peace in a world of adversity.