Winds of Change: Playwright Talk by Akihito Nakatsuru | Free Word

8 September 2018
15:00 - 16:30

Presented by:
Japan Foundation


First in a series of events celebrating contemporary Japanese plays with Akihito Nakatsuru

This September an exciting month long festival brings to the UK a new series of contemporary Japanese plays by the country’s most celebrated playwrights.

The Japan Foundation is proud to be in partnership for Series 1, the first two weeks of the month, with Yellow Earth Theatre, StoneCrabs, and One Two Works.

In this special talk event, respected Japanese playwright from the younger generation Akihito Nakatsuru will be discussing his work to date, together with translator Jeremy Kuhles.


As this event is free, we have to oversubscribe to ensure minimum attendance requirements are met. Therefore there is a possibility that entry may not be accepted on the day – please arrive as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The box office will be open from 2pm.

8 September 2018
15:00 - 16:30

Japan Foundation


Akihito Nakatsuru


Akihito Nakatsuru is a founding member of the theatre company TRASHMASTERS, formed with actors from the TOMM Actors Studio. Nakatsuru’s latest pieces include numerous weighty human dramas, dealing with the problems of contemporary Japanese society. He goes to great lengths to keep his works entertaining for the audience, going so far as to change even the floorboards between scenes and lengthening performances beyond normally accepted limits.



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