Decaying Tongue – Toronto Fringe 2019 Press Release

From Press Release

Human Burrito Productions
in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival

Decaying Tongue

How do you answer the question
“Where are you from from?”

How does it feel to be rejected
by your own culture?

Enter Aya’s mind, where she attempts to answer these questions.

Aya, a Japanese woman, struggles to find herself as she is caught in two different worlds:
Japan and Canada. Her dual cultural identity makes it difficult for her to communicate with her Japanese family, Canadian friends, strangers, and soon-to-be lover. Now it’s up to her to determine how she can find peace with her constantly evolving identity.

At a time when acculturation is ubiquitous, Decaying Tongue, written and directed by Kaho Koda, offers a poignant but comedic
take on the mind of an immigrant.

Koda’s authentic portrayal of an immigrant’s inner conflict demonstrates what many immigrant Canadians experience as they attempt to find their footing with diverse backgrounds in
the 21st century.

Since its founding in 2018, Human Burrito Productions values human connection and fuzzy feelings. Through original stories, we aim to spread awareness and create a dialogue on critical issues that society faces today.

Decaying Tongue plays at Randolph Theatre as part of Toronto Fringe Festival 2019 between July 5 – 14.

Randolph Theatre: 736 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5S 1Z5

Sachi Lovatt – Aya
Mei Miyazawa – 彩 (Aya)
Cory Bertrand – Paul, Ron & Old Lady
Jaemoon Lee – Dad & Matt
Daniella Dela Pena – Mom & Yoko

Creative Team
Kaho Koda – Playwright & Director
Marina Ho – Production Manager
Conner Bustamante – Stage Manager
Rutger Wink – Marketing Director
Dilpreet Saund – Sound Designer
Dillon Maillet – Lighting Designer
Tracy Kong – Set/Costume/Props Designer

To Purchase Tickets:
Tickets go on sale June 6, 2019.
General tickets: $13
Purchase online:
By Phone: 416-966-1062
In Person: During the festival at
POSTSCRIPT, the patio at the Toronto
Fringe. Located in the Hockey Rink at 275
Bathurst Street (Dundas + Bathurst).

For more information

July 5, 4:15pm
July 7, 8:00pm
July 8, 2:15pm
July 11, 10:45pm
July 12, 4:30pm
July 13, 1:00pm
July 14, 5:15pm