Frequent BVT actor and director Suzi Takahashi will present The Story Box, which explores the immigrant experience and its reverberations through a family's history. A Japanese-American woman finds a mysterious box left to her by the previous generations, and through it, a voice for her family's history of immigration, internment and silence. This performance is part of BVT’s “Hear Me Roar – Women’s Voices from Suffragist to Dramatist” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement in New York State. This year we are devoting our entire 2017 summer season to plays and musicals by female playwrights, as well as solo performances by BVT favorites and new faces. By dedicating an entire season to female artists, we hope to shine light on this issue but also to showcase the extraordinary diversity and creative power of the female dramatic voice.