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The Room, Nobody Knows North American Tour

  • Organization : Niwagekidan Penino
  • Section : Overseas
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


The Room, Nobody Knows was first performed in Febuary 2012 in Kuro Tanino’s apartment in Shibuya remodeled as the Hakobune (ark) theater, followed by additional performances in April and July. It toured to Osaka in May, and was invited by Helsinki Theatre Festival and a theater in Lucern, Switzerland in August. This is Niwagekidan Penino’s first North American tour.


Niwagekidan Penino
Niwagekidan Penino (Theater the Garden Penino) was formed in 2000 by Kuro Tanino with members of the university’s drama club. Their Frustrating Picture Book for Adults, first performed in the Hakobune theater in 2008, toured to HAU in Berlin, the Theaterspektakl in Switzerland, the Norderzone in the Netherlands, the Nextfestival in Belgium, and to Munster in Germany. The Room, Nobody Knows was performed in Osaka, Helsinki, and Lucerne. In December 2012, they performed Little Bouli Miro’s Big Adventure in conjunction with Institut Francais Tokyo and Owl Spot. This new work showed Kuro Tanino’s new talent and won excellent reviews.


Chika Onozuka
1-3-1-#310 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Tel: +81-(0)80-4414-2828
E-mail: niwagekidan◆gmail.com
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Japan Society, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
Philadelphia Live Arts, Philadelphia
On the Boards, Seattle