Prime logo Prime members: New to Audible?
Get 2 free audiobooks during trial.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Nevada-Tan  By  cover art

Nevada-Tan

By: Leah Nanako Winkler
Narrated by: Steven Boyer, Francis Jue, Tiffany Villarin, Eli Gelb, Anna O’Donoghue, Katie Lee Hill, full cast
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $7.95

Buy for $7.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's summary

Nevada-Tan is a genre-bending new play that introduces us to Nick, a young man who struggles to escape loneliness and isolation in the years following the tragic Columbine shooting of 1999. Nick’s quest leads to a decade-long fixation with Nevada-Tan, a Japanese schoolgirl who committed a horrific crime in Sasebo in 2004. Mixing horror and dark humor, Nevada-Tan is a shocking exploration of secrets, tragedy and obsession, thrilling listeners with its surprising twists and turns.

Special thanks to Elena Truscott, Jake Adelstein, Ryan Murphy, Ethan Stern, Preston Copley, The Lark Play Development Center, Cara Masline, Dave Becky, Grace Parker, Rachel Abrams, and Beth Blickers.

Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, she received funding and creative support to develop Nevada-Tan.

Note: This play includes explicit language and depictions of violence that may be upsetting to some listeners. Discretion is advised.

Experience this title in immersive 3D audio by setting your download quality to High within the app. Headphones recommended. For more, browse our entire collection of 3D audio listens.

©2019 Leah Winkler (P)2019 AO Media LLC

Go Behind the Scenes of Nevada-Tan

0:00

Publisher's summary

Nevada-Tan is a genre-bending new play that introduces us to Nick, a young man who struggles to escape loneliness and isolation in the years following the tragic Columbine shooting of 1999. Nick’s quest leads to a decade-long fixation with Nevada-Tan, a Japanese schoolgirl who committed a horrific crime in Sasebo in 2004. Mixing horror and dark humor, Nevada-Tan is a shocking exploration of secrets, tragedy and obsession, thrilling listeners with its surprising twists and turns.

Special thanks to Elena Truscott, Jake Adelstein, Ryan Murphy, Ethan Stern, Preston Copley, The Lark Play Development Center, Cara Masline, Dave Becky, Grace Parker, Rachel Abrams, and Beth Blickers.

Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, she received funding and creative support to develop Nevada-Tan.

Note: This play includes explicit language and depictions of violence that may be upsetting to some listeners. Discretion is advised.

Experience this title in immersive 3D audio by setting your download quality to High within the app. Headphones recommended. For more, browse our entire collection of 3D audio listens.

©2019 Leah Winkler (P)2019 AO Media LLC
.

Our favorite moments from Nevada-Tan

"How could Columbine happen?"
-0.00
Nick explains his loneliness and online friends.
-0.00
"Nevada struck a chord for freaks all over the world…"
-0.00
  • Nevada-Tan
  • "How could Columbine happen?"
  • Nevada-Tan
  • Nick explains his loneliness and online friends.
  • Nevada-Tan
  • "Nevada struck a chord for freaks all over the world…"

About the Creator

Leah Nanako Winkler is an award-winning Japanese American playwright from Kamakura, Japan, and Lexington, Kentucky. Hailed by The New York Times as a "distinctive new voice," her play God Said This won the Yale Drama Series Prize, and was produced Off-Broadway by Primary Stages and at the 2018 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 2019 she premiered Hot Asian Doctor Husband, a new play produced and commissioned by Theater Mu. Her other plays include Nevada Tan (Audible Emerging Artist Commission), Kentucky (The Kilroys List, world premiere: Ensemble Studio Theatre/Page73), Two Mile Hollow (The Kilroys List, simultaneous world premiere at First Floor Theater, Mixed Blood/Theater Mu, Artists at Play, and Ferocious Lotus), and many more. She authored a set of plays for Disney Theatrical based in the Marvel Universe and is on commission from the Yale Repertory Theatre. Winkler was awarded the first Mark O’Donnell Prize from The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons, the Jerome New York Fellowship, the 2019 Francesca Primus Prize, and most recently the 2020 Steinberg Playwright Award. She was a story editor on New Amsterdam, and previously worked as a staff writer on Ramy, where she received a Peabody Award. She is adapting her play Nevada Tan into a film, writing an animated feature for Pearl Studios (Dreamworks China), and adapting her play Hot Asian Doctor Husband into a feature for Killer Films. She is also currently adapting the best-selling memoir The Woo Woo to television for UCP/Escape Artists, writing an original Catwoman story podcast for DC Comics/Spotify, and is a producer on season 2 of HBO Max’s Love Life.