Astro Boy & the God of C1

a Company One rehearsal & development blog


Natsu Onoda Power is a DC-based writer/director/designer.  She was one of the founding members of Live Action Cartoonists, a performance group that combines comics and live performance.

Her Live Action Cartoonists directing credits include Revenge of the Poisoned Ladies; Performance of Sleep in One Long Act Without Intermission; are you my negative space?; and SCIENCE (FICTION).  natsu and puppetShe has also written/directed The T Party (Forum Theatre); A Trip to the Moon (Synetic Theatre); Astro Boy and the God of Comics (Studio Theatre 2ndStage; Company One); The Omnivore’s Dilemma (adapted from Michael Pollan, Georgetown University), as well as other productions at Georgetown University, where she teaches as an Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies.

Recent set design credits include Anime Momotaro (Imagination Stage), Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Synetic Theatre), bobrauschenbergamerica and Mad Forest (Forum Theatre). Natsu holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, and is the author of God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post World War II Manga (The University  of Mississippi Press, 2009).

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