Toshiki Okada

Toshiki Okada

Five days in March

Archive 2008
Theatre

Five days in March
Text and directed by Toshiki Okada
Music, Sangatsu
Lighting, Tomomi Ohira
Sound, Takeshi Kanba
Stage manager assistant, Aiko Harima
With,  Luchino Yamazaki, Taichi Yamagata, Hiromasa Shimonishi, Kohei Matsueda  Tomomitsu Adachi, Riki Takeda (ongoing)

Produced by the Chelfitsch Compagny– Toshiki Okada
Co-realized by the Théâtre2gennevilliers, Festival d’Automne à Paris
Thanks for Yokohama Arts Platform, Steep Slope Studio

Okada gives a voice to Japan's 'lost generation' of 25-35 year olds.
His first play charts five nights in a love hotel in March 2003, as the Japanese protested against the US invasion of Iraq.
The second – Okada's latest work to date – focuses on the young unemployed. Precisely choreographed, they still brim with a universal, contemporary humanity.   

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