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Masashi Nomura Direction

What could be the contemporary theater of Asia that the whole region could share? We don’t know yet. Each of the three programs I propose this year, however, may suggest a lead to tackle this big question from two angles.
In today’s global system of capitalism and highly developed information society, the whole region of Asia has come to have a common ground of urban society to a certain extend. While Hickey Cancun Tornado and Girl X talk about the independence of an individual in a mature society, I believe they both may hint at the “now” of the entire Asia.
On the other hand, the more common ground we share, the more important and critical it must become for us to be aware of the cultural diversity and traditions of different areas in Asia. The word “contemporary” does not necessarily mean it’s all the same across Asia although we live in the same present time. In an attempt to fully understand this aspect of the issue, no play is more thought-provoking than the SCOT’s production of The Trojan Women that layers the ancient Greece with today’s wars, and reflect the Japanese traditional values upon the present realities of the world.

Masashi Nomura Direction

Photo: Hideto Maezawa

Masashi Nomura
Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1978. After working at public theater, Nomura joined the production division of the Seinendan Theater Company and Komaba Agora Theatre in 2007. In parallel, he worked as dramaturge for young directors. Currently a steering committee member of Asahi Art Square, he also teaches at Obirin University. Since October 2014, he is a program officer of Okinawa Prefecture Foundation for Cultural Promotion.



The Trojan Women Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Hall 2.10 Tue 17:00 * A post-performance talk by Tadashi Suzuki is held With English-Japanese interpretation   • Presenters ¥1,500 購入リストに追加 Add to Basket • Audiences ¥2,500 ※ Registration / Ticket Since its premiere in 1974, this production has revealed the brutality of war — unchanging since the times...



  Hikky Cancun Tornado Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Large Studio 2.7 Sat 19:00 2.8 Sun 16:00 * A post-performance talk by Hideto Iwai is heldWith English-Japanese interpretation   •Presenter ¥1,500 購入リストに追加 Add to Basket 2015年02月07日 19:002015/02/07 19:00 2015年02月08日 16:002015/02/08 16:00 • Audience ¥2,500 ※ Registration / Ticket Premiered in 2003. Peace and the growing economy may...

HANCHU-YUEI × Democrazy Theatre

HANCHU-YUEI × Democrazy Theatre

Girl X (Japan-Thailand Collaboration Ver.) Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Middle Studio 2.14 Sat 14:00 2.15 Sun 14:00 • Presenter ¥1,500 購入リストに追加 Add to Basket 2015年02月14日 14:002015/02/14 14:00 2015年02月15日 14:002015/02/15 14:00 • Audience ¥2,500 ※ Registration / Ticket Premiered in 2013. With images and texts projected in a living-room scale, the play reflects the atmosphere of Japanese...

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