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“The urgency is not the same from when I wrote it, because the Canadian and American governments have since apologized for the camps,” Shiomi said. “But the play still feels honest and authentic.”
Shiomi frequently uses “we” when he talks about the future of Mu. “We’re looking for something that might include a theater,” he says when asked if he foresees the itinerant company moving into its own performance space. But that doesn’t mean he is considering a Brett Favre moment — to reverse his decision to retire.
“Not yet,” he said. “That might be coming as I get closer to the emotional impact that this change is going to bring.”
To keep that emotion from overwhelming him, he keeps himself focused on future projects.
“I’m very busy planning my life for after Sept. 1,” he said. “There are things I want to do, and I see a lot of excitement ahead.”
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