James Sugg
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
James Sugg
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Pig Iron Theatre Company is set to present the world premiere of Zero Cost House at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, September 8-22 at Arts Bank at the University of the Arts. Pig Iron co-founder and co-artistic director Dan Rothenberg will direct.

Zero Cost House is a collaboration between Pig Iron and Toshiki Okada, esteemed Japanese playwright and the director of chelfitsch, an acclaimed dance-theater ensemble. The story follows the writer's move away from Tokyo following the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake, when he left the city for the rural province of Kumamoto. Translation is by Aya Ogawa.

The production will feature Dito van Reigersberg, James Sugg, Alex Torra, Mary McCool, and Shavon Norris.

The design team will include Mimi Lien (set design), Maiko Matsushima (costume design) Katie Down (sound design), and Peter West (lighting design). Jackie Sibblies Drury is a contributing writer.

For more information and tickets to Zero Cost House, click here.