Established in 2003 to present works both original and existing works under the direction of Yudai Kamisato.
Director of Okazaki Art Theatre
Yudai Kamisato was born in the city of Lima, Republic of Peru, in 1982. His father emigrated to Peru from Okinawa, Japan, and his mother was born in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. He was raised in the city of Kawasaki, in Japan. In his teens, he also lived for a few years in the Republic of Paraguay and the United States of America. He organized Okazaki Art Theatre in 2003.
His works examine people’s attitudes to politics and society, and portray the coexistence of people who cannot understand one another; highlighted by the unique presence of each of the characters on stage.
In 2006, Kamisato became the youngest person ever to win first prize in the TOGA Directors Competition. He participated in Festival/Tokyo for three consecutive years beginning in 2010.
Around this time, the absence of otherness in contemporary Japanese society began to appear more prominently as a theme in his works. For the last few years, Kamisato has continued to write plays along lines that are extensions of his concern about his own identity and reflect upon the problems faced by immigrants and workers, the relationship between the individual and nationality, and communication with others living in the same age.
In 2012 Kamisato was officially invited to the Taipei Arts Festival to create his first overseas performance. As a playwright, Kamisato’s works “Mr.Haircut”(2009), “black coffee (not for drink)” (2013) and “+51 Aviación, San Borja”(2015) were both nominated for the Kishida Kunio Drama Award.
“+51 Aviación, San Borja”was also invited to show by Sydney festival, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, and Festival d’Automne à Paris in 2016 season and was introduced for World Voices Festival 2016 by Segal Center, New York – PEN World Voices Festival.
Masahiko Ono was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan in 1991.
He has joined in Okazaki Art Theatre since 2013.
“black coffee” (not for drink)”
“+51 Aviación, San Borja”
“isla! isla! isla!” (not for drink)”