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The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University : 90th Anniversary Autumn Exhibition, 2018
The Dynamism of Contemporary Japanese Theatre


Exhibition Period:29 September 2018 (Saturday) – 20 January 2019 (Sunday)
Opening Hours:10:00 – 17:00 (Opening hours extended to 19:00 on Tuesdays and Fridays only)
Exhibition Closures:10/3 (Wednesday), 10/17 (Wednesday), 11/2 (Friday), 11/7 (Wednesday), 11/21 (Wednesday), 12/5 (Wednesday), 12/19 (Wednesday), 12/23 (Sunday) through to 1/6 (Wednesday).
Exhibition Venue:Special Exhibition Room (2nd floor), the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University
Planning Assistance:Mr. Atsushi Sasaki (Critic, Director of HEADZ), Ms. Kyoko Tokunaga (Theatre Journalist)
Space Design:Mr. Itaru Sugiyama (Scenic designer) Ms. Tomomi Nakamura (Scenic designer)
Host Organizations:Waseda University Museum of Theatre, Collaborative Research Centre for Theatre and Film Arts
Subsidised by:act_logo-03_2Arts Council Tokyo
Assistance: Butaibijutsu Kenkyu Kobo Rokushakudo

In recent years, contemporary Japanese theatre has shown various developments. With a particular focus on theatrical performances during the period between 1990s and the present time, this exhibition aims to explore, explain, and display the ‘expansion’ and ‘connection’ of contemporary Japanese theatre. Where did those artists in contemporary Japanese theatre come from? And what their future plans are? What problems and conflicts are shared within the field? Fliers, posters, props and other materials will be presented alongside related documents and performance footages. The exhibit will transport you from the Theatre Museum to the stage itself. The tip of the arrow points towards a theatre yet undiscovered.

(QR codes will be placed throughout the exhibition to provide guidance and commentary in English, Chinese, and Korean languages from 26th November.)