Yukio Shiba “My Planet” produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corp.
Yukio Shiba’s theater operates without limits of place or form, whether it be a contemporary Japanese drama or school play performed in a traditional theater, or onboard a ship. As a playwright, director, and founder of the Mamagoto theater company, Shiba will recreate one of his masterpieces ‶My Planet”. Formerly staged with high school students in Tokyo in 2014 and 2017, here it will be produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corp. with high school students from Kansai selected by audition. Shiba will meet with the performers and crew for the first time during the ten-day residency in Kinosaki. He is committed to reimagining the play while also forming new staging and blocking. In addition, the entire creative process and residency will be filmed and broadcast in order to give a wide range of viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the joy and potential of theater. The resulting production of “My Planet” will be staged as the inaugural performance of the new Yomiuri Telecasting Corp in-house theater in August 2019.
Yukio Shiba’s “My Planet” produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corp.
Creation/direction: Yukio Shiba
Cast: High school students selected through auditions
■Date:August 5th (Mon.), 2019 at 19:00 ■Venue:Kinosaki International Arts Center ■Ticket FeeFree (prior reservation is required) ■Ticket reservations:
Please contact the number or email address below and be sure to give us the title of the event, your name, the number of people attending, and your contact information.
Kinosaki International Arts Center
TEL 0796-32-3888 (From 9am to 5pm. Closed on Tuesdays)
■Child minding services:
For those who would like to make a reservation, please contact us by phone at the Kinosaki International Arts Center by July 29th (Monday).
(Target demographic: children from 1 years old to pre-school age)