Winds of Change | Free Word

15 September 2018
15:00 - 16:30

Presented by:
Japan Foundation


Yudai Kamisato and Aya Ogawa talk about their work

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 Yudai Kamisato will be discussing his work to date, together with translator Aya Ogawa.


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.

15 September 2018
15:00 - 16:30

Japan Foundation


Yudai Kamisato


Born in Lima, Peru in 1982, based in Tokyo and Kawasaki. In 2006, he became the youngest person ever to win the first prize in the TOGA Directors Competition for his staging of “Desire Caught by the Tail,” a farcical play with a script by Pablo Picasso, and he won the prize for the Kishida Kunio Drama Award in 2018 with “The Story of Descending the Long Slopes of Valparaíso”. His plays have been invited by several international festivals such as Festival Tokyo, Sydney Festival, Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and Festival d’Automne à Pari



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