The Grandchildren of Hiroshima is an oral history and performance project, rooted in interviews between local children in Hiroshima and survivors who were the children’s age when the bomb was dropped.
In 2011, we did a similar project - The Grandchildren of the Blitz - in which we drew upon the stories and experiences of elders that survived the Blitz to create an intergenerational, community production. The project was a success, to the delight of everyone involved, and we wanted to use the experiences of this project to undertake a parallel project in Hiroshima.
Like its predecessor, The Grandchildren of Hiroshima is rooted in interviews between children in Hiroshima and survivors of the Atomic bombing of the city in 1945; the children will be the same age as the elders were when they lived through the bomb. Our aspiration is that the project will culminate in an intergenerational, community performance in Japan in August 2015, to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Find out more about the project as it develops HERE