Schedule:August 19th (Wed) 19:00~

Toshiki Okada “God Bless Baseball” creation
Open rehearsal & Talk


Toshiki Okada is a dramatist and the chair of Chelfitsch who received Kishida Kunio Drama Prize and garnered immense praise nationally and internationally. He will create a new piece “God Bless Baseball” with South Korean actors and will have an open rehearsal.
Around the theme of “Baseball” as the national sports of Japan and South Korea, the work highlights the significance of United State for both nations.
In addition to the Sounth Korean actors, Pijin Neji, an up-and-coming dancer, and Aoi Nozu, a member of Gekidan Sample, will perform in the piece.
We will also have an artist talk about their works so far and the creation process in Kinosaki.

The work completed after the creation in Kinosaki will be performed in the opening show of Asian Cultural Complex / Asian Arts Theater in Gwangju, South Korea in September.

Written and directed by: Toshiki Okada
Performed by: Lee Yoon Jae, Pijin Neji, Wi Sung Hee, Aoi Nozu

◆When: August 19th (Wed) 19:00~
◆Where* Kinosaki International Arts Center
◆How much: Free


“God Bless Baseball”
Premiere: September 19th (Sat), 20th (Sun) 2015
Venue: Asian Arts Theatre Theater1-1 (Gwangju, South Korea)

Playwright/Director: Okada Toshiki
Translating/Interpreting: Lee Hongyie
Performer: Lee Yoon Jae, Neji Pijin, Wi Sung Hee, Nozu Aoi
Set design: Takamine Tadasu
Costume: Fujitani Kyoko (FAIFAI)
Dramaturge: Kanayama Sugatsu (Tokatsu Sports), Lee Hongyie
Stage Director: Suzuki Koro
Sound Designer: TBC
Lighting Director: Kito Ayumi
Production Manager: Ouki Tamiko (Precog)
Commissioned by: Asian Arts Theatre
Production: Chelfitsch, Precog
Co-produced by: Asian Arts Theatre, Festival/Tokyo, Taipei Arts Festival (to be confirmed)
Additional Commissioning Support provided by: FringeArts, Japan Society, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, and Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University
Research and Workshop Supported by: Doosan Arts Centre
Cooperation: Kinosaki International Arts Center, Steep Slope Studio

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