Oriza Hirata Sayonara ver.2
What differentiates a robot from a human being? Not much, according to the playwright and stage director Oriza Hirata. For his new pieces, he developed a robot, called a “geminoid”, whose moves appear particularly human-like. The two plays include robots performing roles in the family circle, raising questions on human bonds and the future of our society.
Seinendan+Osaka University Robot Theater Project
Text and Direction, Oriza Hirata
Technical Supervisor,Hiroshi Ishiguro
French Translation, Bryerly Long, Mathieu Capel, Hirotoshi Ogashiwa
Scenography, Itaru Sugiyama
Lighting Design, Shoko Mishima
Costumes, Aya Masakane
Direction robots, Takenobu Chikaraishi
With F Geminoid (Androïde), Natsuko Hori, Tatsuya Kawamura
Manipulation, voice, Minako Inoue
Coproduction Osaka University & ATR Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory, Agora Planning LTD, Seinendan Theater Company
Sound Collaboration, FUJITSU TEN LTD. Corealisation Théâtre de Gennevilliers, centre dramatique national de création contemporaine ; Festival d’Automne à Paris.
With the support of Agence des affaires culturelles du Japon, Tokyo Metropolitan City ; and Franco-Japanese Foundation Sasakawa