When I see performances in theaters or other special venues or spaces, I am strongly aware of feeling alone. Even if I am with someone, the moment I sit down in the audience, take a deep breath and wait for the performance to start, I feel alone.
This is not a feeling of solitude. As expectation, uneasiness, tension and excitement fill the audience and the entire venue, I become aware once again of myself confronting the piece. Plays and stage performances are not created by one person alone. It is the same as daily life. But this time I chose to direct a work where there is only one person on stage.
From that one person, several people, presences and situations appear. Rich language, eloquent body.
Feel the one-on-one moment between the performer and yourself. It will no doubt be a luxurious, dense moment. It will also be a time to reexamine the distance between yourself and society.
(Director, Stepp Slope Studio)
Studied theater and film at Waseda University. While studying, she did internship as an assistant manager at ST Spot in Yokohama where she kept working after she graduated. In 2006 she joined the start-up of the Stepp Slope Studio, a center with rehearsal studios for performing arts with educational programs. She became the director of the center in April 2010. Since then, she has been working on the program supporting creations by young artists.