EXIT is a biweekly exploration of the people and performances behind international theatre in Japan, with journalist John Matthews and Yokohama Theatre Group's Artistic Director, Andrew Woolner.
Episode 10 – James Sutherland, Artistic Director of CITA
James Sutherland, a craftsman in the theatre arts and a smooth-talking Kiwi, joins us to talk about his work with CITA and theories on methodology in Episode 10 of Exit, Pursued by Kaiju.
Episode 09 – Graig Russell, Director of Macbeth
The modern Graig Bob Russell, man-bun and all, is nothing short of whiz-tastic when it comes to lighting design and has shown an ineffable aptitude for wordcraft, lightcraft, and occasionally fart jokecraft. With Macbeth, he has found himself in the director's slot at the head of his biggest undertaking so far in his theatre career. We bring him in for Episode 09 of Exit, Pursued by Kaiju.
Episode 08 – Tania Coke, Director of Touch Me Not
She comes from the business world, tempted into a land of creativity by a simple "why not?" Now, as a theatremaker, she focuses on her work in corporeal mime. We bring on Tania Coke, close collaborator with YTG and director of YTG's Touch Me Not, for Episode 08 of EXIT, Pursued by Kaiju.
Episode 07 – Rodger Sonomura, the Bo Jackson of Performing Arts in Tokyo
In this episode: He crosses the oft-hefty divide between drama/musical theatre and comedy, performing with organizations like Tokyo International Players, Yokohama Theatre Group, the Pirates of Tokyo Bay, Okomedyaki. He's also active behind the scenes, providing moral, promotional, and other such support to the bevy of groups he has connections with (see: nearly all of them). Rodger Sonomura joins us for EXIT 07.
Episode 06 – Wendell T. Harrison of TATE
And we're back! As promised! For Episode 06, we've got the long-awaited conclusion of the interview with Wendell T. Harrison, beefy boss of Tokyo Artistic Theatre Ensemble. Come on down and get settled back in with EXIT. Plus, great photos from Free at Last are in here too!
Episode 05 – Daniel Wishes and Seri Yanai of the Mochinosha Puppet Company
Fine motor skills abound - this episode we're sitting down with Daniel Wishes and Seri Yanai of the Mochinosha and the Wishes Mystical Puppet Company, to talk (at length) about shadow puppetry and other puppetry disciplines in Japan and abroad. We think this one's truly unique - and plus, a preview from Wendell T. Harrison of Free at Last, which opens 2 June in Tokyo!