What we do

To keep sanity

  • Organization : Gettingontheflyingsaucerists
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


On this project a number of writers, artists, activists and the like are invited to create places where each of them can relax in neutral surroundings. Using various parallel programs and the publication of various pamphlets based on performance works by playwright-director Kishodai Kageyama, the aim of the project is to construct a place where pseudonyms and real names are on an equal footing, small voices are protected, and escape is found from all the clamoring voices; a place where participants can see things as they are, think and compose themselves.

“To keep sanity”
Written and directed by Kishodai Kageyama
Performed by Kaoruko Oyama, Yoko Tachikura, Tomohiro Minematsu


Kishodai Kageyama
Born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka in 1988. Graduated from the School of Humanities and Social sciences at Waseda University. Kageyama divides his time between the two cities of Tokyo and Hamamatsu. In 2008 he formed the theatrical project “sons wo:”, handling script-writing, direction and sound design. In 2018 the project’s name was changed to “Gettingontheflyingsaucerists.” In 2015 he was selected for The Saison Foundation’s Junior Fellow grant. Recent works include “Jupiter II Europa, the Penal Colony” (2018), and “City III” (recipient of the 17th Aichi Arts Foundation Drama Award in 2017).


BuoY, Adachi City, Tokyo