A brand-new Sci-Fi play where multiple realities intersect
Set in a world where a country has vanished, four crew members and one android board the spaceship ‘In Between’ to embark on a mission to preserve their culture. While drifting across the galaxy, they recount memories together in a language.
Toshiki Okada, founder of the theater company chelfitsch, turns his attention to the state of Japanese theater, where actors whose native language is not Japanese are not appreciated due to their “incorrect” pronunciation or grammar. The company began collaborating with non-native Japanese speakers in 2021 in hopes of opening up new possibilities for the Japanese language in theater. This new piece is created with actors who were selected through workshops, talk events, and auditions held as part of that initiative.
How is language defined? Is purity possible in language that connects cultures, societies, and politics? This performance in Japanese by actors of diverse backgrounds is sure to provoke such questions. The Kansai premiere of chelfitsch’s new production is unmissable.
9.30 (Sat) 18:00
10.1 (Sun) 13:00 ◆♡ / 18:00
10.2 (Mon) 14:00 / 19:00
10.3 (Tue) 14:00 ★ / 19:00
Youth (25 and under), Students ¥3,000
High School Students & Younger ¥1,000
Day tickets: Advance ticket price +¥500.
High school students & younger are the same price as advance tickets.
chelfitsch is a theater company founded in 1997 by Toshiki Okada, who writes and directs all of its productions. The company made its international debut in 2007 with Five Days in March at Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Belgium) and has since presented its works in over ninety cities across Asia, Europe and North America. Many of the company‛s works have also been commissioned or co-produced by the world's leading performing arts festivals and theaters including Festival d'Automne à Paris (France) and Wiener Festwochen (Austria). For Kyoto Experiment 2019, the company welcomed Teppei Kanueji as scenographer and premiered Eraser Mountain, a work which reexamines the relationship between people and objects under the theme of ‘a departure from anthropocentrism’. In May 2023 at Wiener Festwochen, continuing with this theme, the company premiered Metamorphosis of a Living Room, a new form of musical theater created in collaboration with the composer Dai Fujikura.
Playwright and Director: Toshiki Okada
Cast: Mari Ando, Qiucheng Xu, Tina Rosner, Ness Roque, Robert Zetzsche, Leon
Set Design: Ayami Sasaki
Sound Designer: Raku Nakahara (LUFTZUG)
Sound Creator: Kimitoshi Sato
Lighting Designer: Yukiko Yoshimoto
Costume: Kyoko Fujitani
Technical Director: Daijiro Kawakami (Scale Laboratory)
Assistant Director: Justin Karera Yamamoto (Dr. Holiday Laboratroy)
Translation: Aya Ogawa
Publicity Design: Jujiro Maki
Artwork: Masanao Hirayama
Producer: Tamiko Ouki (precog), Megumi Mizuno (precog)
Production Manager: Nanami Endo
Assistant Production Manager: Ema Murakami (precog)
Performance in Kyoto
Lighting Operator: Kazuya Yoshida
Produced by chelfitsch
Co-produced by Kyoto Experiment
Planning and Production Management by precog co., LTD.
Supported by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, through
the Japan Arts Council, Japan Foundation for Regional Art Activities [Thinking
about the body, history and identity through the performing arts]
Presented by Kyoto Experiment
Kyoto Experiment Staff
Surtitle Operator: Kota Yamada
Production Coordinator: Yuichiro Masuya (ROHM Theatre Kyoto)
Intern: Lottie Kyoko Millar
ROHM Theatre Kyoto Staff
Stage: Miki Funakoshi
Lighting: Kouichi Motoki
Sound: Yosuke Goda