This project delivers the experience of theater to children unable to go to the theater due to disability or illness, bringing laughter and joy, and an experience both aesthetic and social.
The participatory performances have been created in cooperation with workshop leaders and actors to be suitable for holding in a welfare or healthcare environment. The production will tour daycare centers for handicapped children, hospitals and other facilities. It ensures that children alienated from something as normal as seeing a play have a space where they can enjoy theater as a matter of course, and where they can share their own expressions and story.
Using the motif of the kyogen short comic play “Kusabira (Mushrooms)”, the story follows the efforts of a sorcerer and his apprentice to be rid of troublesome mushroom characters. Incorporating storytelling, shadow puppetry and computer graphics, this project is designed to transform the children’s usual place into a place of their imagination.
Theatre Planning Network is a non-profit organisation of human network, working for performing arts in Japan and abroad. Since July 1998, TPN has been hosting and coordinating various seminar, symposium and workshops on actors training, drama education, and arts management training with international perspectives. In 2011 TPN set up two producing unit; Hospital Theatre Project and TPN Plays & Players. Director: Kaori Nakayama(Producer, Translator, Drama Education Advisor)
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