SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney
       
     
SAITAMA 埼玉 (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity): Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (standing) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Cherng-Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Mao Sun (standing) as Hideki and Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (seated) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (foreground) as Daiyu and Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Mao Sun (L) as Hideki and Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Adelyne Liu (seated) as Nuying and Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Mao Sun (L) as Hideki and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney
       
     
SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR SAITAMA HERE

As a child, Daiyu saw her family die with the fall of Shanghai. Now sixteen, she is a veteran whore to the Japanese officers, who traffic through her crumbled city. Yet there is one soldier who has been quietly watching Daiyu from afar, turning a sinister plot in his mind to change her fate. This is a story of the "comfort women" of World War II, who were never given a choice.

Winner, 8th Biennial One-Act Playwriting Contest, Theatre In the Raw, BC.

Finalist, Outstanding Production of a One-Act, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity

Premiere Production, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; dir. Janet Bentley. New York, NY.

Logo designed by Erik Champney.

SAITAMA 埼玉 (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity): Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
SAITAMA 埼玉 (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity): Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY.

Champney’s precise, detailed and effective writing finely renders this historical subject matter.” REVIEW: THEATERSCENE

It’s a mesmerizing story that seldom gets a place on the stage.” REVIEW: THEATER IN THE NOW

Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Meggy Hai Trang (standing) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (standing) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY.

Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Cherng-Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Cherng-Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Mao Sun (standing) as Hideki and Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Mao Sun (standing) as Hideki and Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Meggy Hai Trang (seated) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (seated) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (L) as Daiyu and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Meggy Hai Trang (foreground) as Daiyu and Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Meggy Hai Trang (foreground) as Daiyu and Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Mao Sun (L) as Hideki and Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Mao Sun (L) as Hideki and Meggy Hai Trang as Daiyu in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Adelyne Liu (seated) as Nuying and Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Adelyne Liu (seated) as Nuying and Mao Sun as Hideki in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

Mao Sun (L) as Hideki and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.
       
     
Mao Sun (L) as Hideki and Adelyne Liu as Nuying in SAITAMA 埼玉 by Erik Champney. Photo by Bryan Cash.

Saitama, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY.