After her husband's death, Mieko Ouchi's mother suggested a family trip... to Burning Man
When Mieko Ouchi's father passed away in 2012 from pancreatic cancer, her family was devastated. After a stressful few months of dealing with his death, the funeral, and the memorial, they needed a break.
Mieko's mom suggested a family trip.
Mieko thought her mother meant a vacation at an all-inclusive resort, where she would lay in a cabana sipping cocktails.
Instead, her mother proposed a trip to Burning Man, an annual arts event that takes place in Nevada, famous for its approach to community and creative expression.
That trip became the inspiration for Mieko's next play, Burning Mom.