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Book Launch & Conversation: Okada Toshiki & Japanese Theatre

Book Launch & Conversation: Okada Toshiki & Japanese Theatre

Wednesday, January 19 at 6–7:30 pm ET

In tandem with the release of Okada Toshiki & Japanese Theatre, Japan Society will host scholars featured in the book to discuss the impact playwright/director Okada has made on the international theater scene. Following this initial panel, U.S. presenters and directors of Okada’s work examine the progression of his career in the States, and shed light on some of their past and present collaborations with the prolific playwright. Lastly, Okada joins us from Germany alongside Brooklyn-based theatermaker Aya Ogawa, English translator of all of his plays, for a fireside chat to talk about the monumental task of interpreting his stream-of-consciousness dialogue and his current projects abroad.

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Panel I: Okada Toshiki and Japanese Theatre – Making the Book

Speakers:

Peter Eckersall, Professor, Executive Officer of Theatre and Performance, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Carol Martin, Professor of Drama, New York University
Moderator: Thomas Looser, Chair of East Asian Studies, Associate Professor, New York University

Panel II:
Part I – On Presenting and Directing Okada’s Work in the U.S.

Speakers:

Kate Loewald, Founding Producer, PlayCo
Dan Rothenberg, Co-Artistic Director, Pig Iron Theatre Company
Alec Duffy, Artistic Director, Hoi Polloi
Moderator: Yoko Shioya, Artistic Director, Japan Society

Part II – Okada and Ogawa Join for a Fireside Chat

Speakers:

Toshiki Okada, Playwright/Director
Aya Ogawa, Playwright/Director/Performer/Translator
Kate Loewald, Founding Producer, PlayCo
Dan Rothenberg, Co-Artistic Director, Pig Iron Theatre Company
Alec Duffy, Artistic Director, Hoi Polloi
Yoko Shioya, Artistic Director, Japan Society

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