Girl X (2013)
Photo: amemiya yukitaka

Girl X

Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Middle Studio

2.12 Wed 16:00
2.13 Thu 14:30/20:00

Fortunately for some and unfortunately for others, so far, this small country, which had been said to be a “big power,” seems to have only buried the experience of the unprecedented accident deep under the surface. Girl X is a middle-length play that simply and honestly crystallizes the various separations within Japanese society and views of life formed since the disaster into a theatrical fiction. Are we, as existences that are continuing to live more or less, capable of responding to the prayer for the “safety of the coming lives” — the prayer of the character who tries to kill oneself in this play?

Written and directed by: Suguru Yamamoto
Performers: Kazuki Ohashi, Sachiro Nomoto
Art director: Kazuki Takakura
Producer: Momo Sakamoto


Suguru Yamamoto
Photo: 斉藤翔平


A theatre collective launched in 2007 and based in Tokyo. Suguru Yamamoto writes and directs its pieces characterized by critical approaches to the boundary between reality and fiction that question the ways interactions between them occur. The themes are humorously drawn from opposites such as dream and reality, play and play within play, video game (or virtual reality) and the real world, or love and hate. Their recent works involve two-dimensional letters, images, lights and floor plans that are projected, and these elements organically relate to the three-dimensional bodies of performers, which results in 2.5-dimensional theatre. Among other works of theirs is Good-Bye, Japan — I Want to Sleep in Meditation.