Written and Directed by Toshiki Okada
October 27, 2022, 20:00
October 28, 2022, 16:00
October 28, 2022, 21:30
WHERE: N Theatre
Duration: 100 minutes (without intermission)
Performed in Japanese, with Chinese and English subtitles
About The Window of Spaceship 'In-Between'
The future of theater and language opened up by creation with actors whose first language is not Japanese
An unprecedented sci-fi-type play mingling different realities
With an important mission to fulfill, the spaceship In-Between cruises through the universe with a crew of four human beings and one android.
In The Window of Spaceship 'In-Between', there are a substantive reality and a formal reality. Both of these realities are presented in parallel.
In the theater and on the stage, lines are delivered in a certain language…
The Window of Spaceship 'In-Between' also presents a plurality of related meanings and functions.
It could be termed something like a multiverse.
The Window of Spaceship 'In-Between' has a presentation, form, and action that surely differ from what most people picture when they hear that it is a play performed in Japanese by actors whose first language is not Japanese.
Playwright/Director: Toshiki Okada
Cast: Mari Ando, Xu Qiucheng, Tina Rosner, Ness Roque, Robert Zetzsche, Leon Kou Yonekawa
Set Design: Ayami Sasaki
Sound Designer: Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG)
Sound Creator: Kimitoshi Sato
Lighting Designer: Yukiko Yoshimoto
Costumes: Kyoko Fujitani
Technical Director: Daijiro Kawakami (Scale Laboratory)
Assistant Director: Justin Karera Yamamoto (Dr. Holiday Laboratory)
Producer: Tamiko Ouki (precog), Megumi Mizuno (precog)
Production Manager: Nanami Endo
Assistant Production Manager: Ema Murakami (precog)
Technical Director: Marie Moriyama
Production Manager: Yuko Takeda
Co-production: KYOTO EXPERIMENT
Planning and Production Management by precog co., LTD.
The project would like to express its special thanks to the Japan Foundation, Beijing for their assistance.
About Toshiki Okada
Toshiki Okada works not only with his company, chelfitsch, but also with other Japanese and German theaters. Beginning in 2016, he directed works in the repertory of the Münchner Kammerspiele (Germany) for four consecutive seasons. The Vacuum Cleaner was one of the "10 Remarkable Productions" by Theatertreffen 2020, Berliner Festspiele. It was followed by Doughnuts, his first work in the Thalia Theatre repertory (Hamburg, Germany), which was also a Selected Production for the festival in 2022. He actively collaborates with artists in various fields, including music and dance.
The theater company, chelfitsch, was founded in 1997 by Toshiki Okada, who writes and directs all of its productions. It attracts keen attention as a troupe in the vanguard of contemporary theater because of its constant exploration of method based on the relationship between speech and physical movements.
The company made its debut abroad in 2007, when it performed Five Days in March at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Belgium. It has produced commissioned works such as Grand and Floor (2013), by Kunstenfestivaldesarts; Super Premium Soft Double Vanilla Rich (2017), by Theater der Welt 2014 (Germany); NEW ILLUSION (2022), by Ob/Scene Festival(South Korea); Metamorphosis of a Living Room (2023), by Wiener Festwochen (Austria); and co-produced works with other theaters and festivals. It has been invited to, and performed works in, more than 90 cities around the world.