Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey

Alien Citizen is heart-wrenching and painfully honest, but it is also really funny.” – Black Girl Nerds


Official site  |  Read the film review


The Cosy Watch Party @ Waseda – A film screening

Date/time: Oct 29. Saturday. 2 p.m. 

Venue: @ Sanae cafe in Waseda. 2nd floor (max. 16ppl). Excellent coffee & beans roasted on the spot. 3-minute walk from Waseda Station, Tozai Line (Map)

Entry cost: Buy one drink to stay 2hrs. (¥510~). No other cost.

The film: Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey is the award-winning film of a funny and poignant one-woman show about growing up in the intersections of identity, as a dual citizen of mixed-heritage in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and New England (US). Produced and performed by the brilliant Elizabeth Liang who is of Chinese-Guatemalan and Irish-European American heritage. Directed by Sophie Calderon. (90minutes)

Language: The film is in English with no subtitles. The discussion will be in English & Japanese (plus any other languages you want to use!)

14:00 Screening 
15:35 Open forum to connect & discuss
16:00 (Optional) Move to the beautiful Okuma Garden nearby to connect.

Covid measures: Please wear a mask at all times except when drinking. The windows in the small room will be opened a little for ventilation. If you feel unwell or have any cold-like symptoms, please cancel your attendance. Thank you.

Contact: Danau Tanu  (LINE ID: dtanu)

Registrations have closed

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日時:10月29日(土)午後 14:00. 

場所:早稲田 @ 早苗 喫茶 の2Fの個室(16人まで)。コーヒ豆をその場で焙煎するので、コーヒーが美味しい店です。東西線の早稲田駅から徒歩3分(地図


内容:Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey(エイリアン・シチズン:地球のオデッセイ)は観客を爆笑させながら心を撃つような一人芝居が受賞歴のある映画となった作品で、二重国籍を持つ国際児(ハーフ)が中央アメリカ、北アフリカ、中東、そして米国のニューイングランドで過ごしたという主人公の子供時代を語っている。グアテマラの華僑である父とアメリカ人である母の血を引く華麗なリアン・エリザベスが出演・プロデューサー担当、カルデロン・ソフィーが監督。(90分)


14:00 上映
15:35 交流とディスカッション
16:00 (自由参加) すぐ近くの大熊庭園へ移動し交流を続ける。


 連絡先:タヌ・ダナウ(LINE ID: dtanu)


Poster: Hapalis Prods presents Elizabeth Liang's Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey. Directed by Sofie Calderon. Photo of Liang in black shirt and pointing. Logos of three awards.
Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey
Sanae Cafe @ Waseda・早苗喫茶 @ 早稲田


Elizabeth Liang aka Lisa

Elizabeth Liang (aka Lisa) is an actress, writer, producer, speaker, and workshop leader. Her one-woman show, Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey, toured internationally from 2013 to 2019. It is now an award-winning film available digitally and on DVD. Lisa has acted on stage, new media, television and film. She is also a published essayist; co-host of the longest running podcast on the multiracial experience, Hapa Happy Hour; and an autobiographical storytelling workshop leader. She delivers keynotes on intercultural and inter-sectional storytelling. Lisa grew up in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Morocco, Egypt and Conneticut. She graduated from Wesleyan University. 

Sofie Calderon (director)

Sofie Calderon is an award-nominated performer and theater producer whose Los Angeles credits include Genet’s The Maids (Stage 52, 4 NAACP Award nominations), Blade To The Heat (Stage 52 and The Coast Playhouse), The Evidence Room’s Ovation-nominated play Red Light, Green Light, and productions at Chalk Rep, the Court Theatre, and Wilshire Ebell. A graduate of UT at San Antonio, she also acts on film and television.  Her television credits include recurring roles on The L-Word: Generation Q and The Shield, as well as NCIS, All Rise, Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, Bosch, Heroes, Criminal Minds, and several award-winning festival indie films. 

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