Artistic Director of Kinosaki International Arts Center. Born in Osaka in 1988 and raised in Fukuoka. Ichihara studied theater at J. F. Oberlin University, and then went on to start her own theater company, “Q”, in 2011. She focuses her theater works and productions on mechanisms related to the human body and human behavior, and captures the feeling of incongruity we experience towards our sense of language and bodies. She won the 11st Aichi Arts Foundation Drama Award in 2011 for her play “Insects”. In 2017, the piece “Favonia’s Fruitless Fable“ became a finalist for the 61st Kishida Kunio Playwriting Prize. Ichihara published her first collection of short stories titled “Mamito’s Angel” in 2019 and premiered “The Bacchae − Holstein Milk Cows” at the Aichi Triennale 2019 the same year, which also received the 64st Kishida Kunio Playwriting Prize. She is also a fellow of the SAISON Foundation, and was selected for the artist-in-residence program at KIAC in 2019. She participated in the Toyooka Theater Festival in 2020 with the piece “The Bacchae − Holstein Milk Cows”.
Theater Neumarkt & Satoko Ichihara /Q "Madama Butterfly" Script Reading Workshop
Sunday, July 4th 2021& Monday, July 5th