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'. . . I was working on a more filmic approach to my playwriting. BALLAD OF YACHIYO was always intended to be a play, but I wanted to use some cinematic qualities -- I knew from the beginning that it was a play with a lot of filmic elements, like fades. I move freely from one location to another and there are many locations in the script. There are moments that dissolve into other moments, and these juxtapositions add to the sense of connection in the play.'
-- Philip Kan Gotanda
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