What We Could Carry (play)

One-woman show developed by Nikiko Masumoto, based on the testimony of thirteen people from the Los Angeles hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians in 1981. Masumoto developed the 45-minute piece as part of her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. In 2013, she performed the piece at two Days of Remembrance in California and in various other venues throughout the state. A Yonsei and fourth generation farmer, playwright Masumoto works at her family's organic farm and is the daughter of acclaimed writer and farmer David Mas Masumoto.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho

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Masumoto, Nikiko Rose. "Witnessing What We Could Carry: A Critical Reflection on Performing Japanese American Collective Memory." M.A. thesis, University of Texas, Austin, 2011.

Masumoto Family Farm website, http://www.masumoto.com/.

What We Could Carry official website. http://whatwecouldcarry.wordpress.com/.