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    "body": "<html><body><div id=\"databox-Plays\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Name:12-1-A;\nFirstDate:March 11, 1982;\nFinalDate:;\nLocation:East West Players, Los Angeles;\nWriter:Wakako Yamauchi;\nDirector:;\nProducer:;\nCreative:;\nTechnical:;\nCharacters:;\nWebsite:;\nPlaybillLink:;\nIBDBID:;\nIODBID:;\nTheatricaliaID:;\nPublisher:;\nPubDate:;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:plays;\nTitle:12-1-A;\nCreators:Wakako Yamauchi;\nInterestLevel:;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:;\nGenre:;\nPoV:;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:<a class=\"external free\" href=\"https://archive.org/details/cusb_000173\" rel=\"nofollow\">https://archive.org/details/cusb_000173</a>;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Parker, Arizona;\nChronology:May 1942 to July 1943;\nFacility:Poston (Colorado River) [2];\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p>A play by <a href=\"/wiki/Wakako_Yamauchi\" title=\"Wakako Yamauchi\">Wakako Yamauchi</a> that was first produced in 1982. Set in the concentration camp in <a href=\"/wiki/Poston_(Colorado_River)\" title=\"Poston (Colorado River)\">Poston</a>, Arizona—the same camp the author was incarcerated in—from May 1942 to July 1943, the play follows several Japanese American families at Poston as their characters grapple with the <a href=\"/wiki/Loyalty_questionnaire\" title=\"Loyalty questionnaire\">loyalty questionnaire</a>, military service, and possible <a href=\"/wiki/Resettlement\" title=\"Resettlement\">resettlement</a>. The title of the play refers to the camp address of the Tanaka family, <a href=\"/wiki/Block\" title=\"Block\">block</a> 12, barracks 1, unit A. Yamauchi wrote the play while the Rockefeller Playwright in Residence at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. It premiered on March 11, 1982, at East West Players in Los Angeles, the third of four plays in their \"Internment Camp Series\". Subsequent productions include Asian American Theater Co, San Francisco (1982); Kumu Kahua Theatre, Honolulu (1990); University of California, Los Angeles (1992); and California State University, Los Angeles (2012).\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesDisplay\">\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Related_Articles\">Related Articles</span></h2>\n<p>\n</p>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesSectionDisplay\">\n<h3><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"\"></span></h3>\n<p>\n</p>\n<ul><li> <a href=\"/wiki/Plays_on_incarceration\" title=\"Plays on incarceration\">Plays on incarceration</a></li></ul>\n</div>\n</div>\n<br/>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Yamauchi, Wakako. \"12-1-A.\" In <i>The Politics of Life: Four Plays by Asian American Women.</i> Edited, with introduction and commentaries, by Velina Hasu Houston. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993. 45–100.\n</p><p>\"<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf1489n74f/entire_text/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Finding Aid for the East West Players Records, 1965–1992</a>.\" Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.\n</p><p>Hara, Eriko. \"<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.info.sophia.ac.jp/amecana/indexe.htm\" rel=\"nofollow\">The Politics of Re-narrating History as Gendered War: Asian American Women's Theater</a>.\" <i>Journal of American and Canadian Studies</i> 18 (2000).\n</p><p>Kurahashi, Yuko. <i>Asian American Culture on Stage: The History of the East West Players</i>. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1999.\n</p><p>Lee, Josephine. <i>Performing Asian America: Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage.</i> Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.\n</p><p>McDonald, Dorothy Ritsuko, and Newman, Katherine. \"Relocation and Dislocation: The Writings of Hisaye Yamamoto and Wakako Yamauchi.\" <i>MELUS</i> 7.3 (Fall 1980): 116-25.\n</p><p>Morioka-Steffens, Tamayo Irene. \"Asian Pacific American Identities: An Historical Perspective Through the Theatre Productions of the East West Players, 1965 to 2000.\" Ph.D. dissertation, Claremont Graduate School, 2003.\n</p><p>Shimakawa, Karen. \"Swallowing the Tempest: Asian American Women on Stage.\" <i>Theatre Journal</i> 47.3 (October 1995): 367–80.\n</p><p>———. <i>National Abjection: The Asian American Body Onstage.</i> Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.072 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.075 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 257/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1713/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 4285/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 537/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:1487-0!*!0!!*!*!* and timestamp 20170615232657 and revision id 25355\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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