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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. 

©2019 Leah Winkler (P)2019 AO Media LLC

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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. 

©2019 Leah Winkler (P)2019 AO Media LLC
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About the Creator

Leah Nanako Winkler is a Japanese American playwright from Kamakura, Japan and Lexington Kentucky, currently residing in New York City. Her play Kentucky recently received an Off-Broadway premiere at Ensemble Studio. It subsequently received a West Coast premiere at East West Players in November-December 2016. Reviewing this work, The New York Times called Leah a "distinctive new voice" in the American Theatre. Leah is also the author of Two Mile Hollow, which in 2017 saw simultaneous World Premiere productions at Artists at Play in L.A., Mixed Blood/ Theatre Mu in Minneapolis, and First Floor Theater in Chicago. She was an artist in residence at New Group/Urban Arts Initiative, a winner of the 2015 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, a 2015 and 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nominee, a two-time recipient of the Asian Pacific American Affairs commission from the Japanese American National Museum, and a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship for Creative Writing.

About the Performer

Steven Boyer recently starred as Dwayne Reed, lead investigator and former cop, who joins the defense team in NBC’s comedy Trial and Error. Boyer was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway run of Hand to God. Time Out NY named Boyer as "one of the Future Legends of the NY Theatre." He also earned an OBIE Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for his work in Hand to God at The Ensemble Studio Theatre and MCC. Most recently Steven starred in Halley Feiffer’s Moscow x6 at MCC. He has also appeared in Time and the Conways with Roundabout Theatre, alongside John Lithgow in King Lear at The Public Theatre, as John Hinckley Jr. in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins with the Encores Series, as well as in MTC’sThe Explorer’s Club and Second Stage’s production of Modern Terrorism. He also played the title role of Trevor in Nick Jones’ darkly funny Trevor, performed with Lesser America. In addition to his work in the theater, Boyer has appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. He can be seen in the feature, Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu.

Boyer recurred on the NBC series Chicago Fire as Assistant Fire Commissioner Jerry Gorsch and has appeared in such beloved TV series as The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, High Maintenance, The Good Wife, The Crazy Ones, Louie, Mom, Person of Interest, Law & Order, and Ed. He starred in and produced The Share, an independent web sitcom pilot from Emily Chadick Weiss. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and is also a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. Boyer lives in South Slope, Brooklyn.

About the Performer

Tiffany Villarin is a New York City based actress most known for originating roles in Do You Feel Anger (Vineyard Theatre/ Actors Theatre),Teenage Dick (Public Theater/ Ma-Yi), The Grown Up (Actors Theater), Peerless (Yale Rep/ Marin Theater, SFBATCC Best Principal Actress Award/ Cherry Lane), House Rules (Ma-Yi), Figaro (The Pearl), and Ghostwritten (Goodman). Her film and TV credits include Certainty, Shadow, Law & Order: SVU, Elementary, Bull, The Blacklist, and Gotham. She has a BFA from The Theater School of DePaul University and is a member of the Actors Center.

About the Performer

Katie Lee Hill is frequently seen as Willow on NBC’s New Amsterdam. Other television credits include Tales of the City and Succession. She first met Leah Nanako Winkler doing the NY premiere of Winkler’s play Two Mile Hollow at The Women’s Project. Other theater includes KPOP off-Broadway and various with the Vineyard Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage and Film, Sundance, Ars Nova, Ma-Yi, Pan Asian Rep, Juilliard, Williamstown Theatre Festival and more. She’s a singer and songwriter for the Americana rock band baby chemist and sings with the indie rock band Sky-Pony.

About the Performer

Francis Jue is an award-winning actor who has appeared on Broadway in M. Butterfly, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Pacific Overtures. Other favorite theater credits include Soft Power (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), Yellow Face (Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards), King of the Yees, Wild Goose Dreams (Obie Award), In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play (AriZoni Award), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Drama-Logue Award). Film/ TV credits include Joyful Noise, Madam Secretary, Law & Order: SVU, Good Wife, and Divorce.

About the Performer

Eli Gelb is an actor from New York City. Eli’s stage credits include Josh Harmon’s Skintight (Roundabout Theatre Company, Geffen Playhouse), The Twenty-seventh Man (The Old Globe), Rajiv Joseph’s The North Pool (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). Eli’s screen credits include The Squid and the Whale, Holy Rollers, The Newsroom (HBO), Not Fade Away (David Chase), Indignation (James Schamus). Eli is a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.

About the Performer

Anna O'Donoghue is a New York-based actor, writer, and dramaturg who has performed on, off-, and off-off Broadway. She was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for her work in the world premiere of I Wanna F*cking Tear You Apart at the Studio Theater in DC, and has appeared at other regional theaters around the country. A lover of new work, Anna has participated in copious readings and workshops with new play development organizations, and is the Reading Committee Chair for Arts in the Armed Forces’ Bridge Award. Film credits include AIl The Little Things We Kill; Adult Ed; Funny Bunny; Compulsive Love; Bait; and Crickets. Anna is the literary manager of Lesser America, a company member of Morgan Gould & Friends, and a graduate of the Juilliard School.

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A great listen; creepy and thought-provoking!

Whoa, this was not what I expected, but was so so good! A fascinating story based on a True Crime I'd never heard of, I listened to this in two long chunks (though it's broken up by chapters for shorter listening, too). Made me wish there was a bookmark or highlight feature in Audible because so many parts -- about how we label people, about the difference between raw talent and privilege, etc., - were so interesting and made be go "huh!" aloud while listening.

But it was also just an entertaining and often funny story about what it's like to be a real loser in high school, the kind people are scared of. Thought the writing was so smart, and the performances great! Now I wanna see the movie or TV show based off of it, haha.

Totally recommend!

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disturbing

very well written. sound mixing was awesome. very disturbing and not for easily offended. but highly recommended.

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the best!

The best audible I've ever heard. Thrilling and beautifully written! Will listen again! love it!

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Eery, Dramatic, Captivating

Extremely well acted and engineered. The story was fascinating and disturbing. I would highly recommend.

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Creepy and engrossing

This is a wonderful old-school radio drama in the best way. Leah has taken a spine-tingly creepy story and adapted it for the myriad opportunities and strengths of audio storytelling. Steven Boyer’s performance is just incredible. If you’re a fan of true crime and/or psychological mysteries that investigate the dynamics of toxic masculinity (oof, or if you just want a genuinely fun and creepy yarn!) you need to get this.

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Gripping

Excellent acting and storytelling. I was gripped from start to finish. Unlike anything I've heard before.

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Something Different

This isn’t a topic I’d normally select but with the Pandemic and Shelter in Place decided to do different. Glad I did. It’s different, eerie, and walks the lines of bullying and mental illness. The performances were top notch and really take this work to a new level. Try it!

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pretty good

This was short, but definitely got my attention. I loved the story line and the different characters. So neat how the background noise kept changing. It kept it interesting to say the least. Not boring at all! Got this for free and I'm impressed.

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Absolutely Brilliant from Start to Finish

I want to see this staged. Beyond brilliant! Just absolutely out of this world... I'm speechless.

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Wow

That was a crazy story. So intense! I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I’d love to read more by this author.

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