What we do

Theater Commons Tokyo 2019

  • Organization : Theater Commons Tokyo
  • Section : Support for Overseas Artistic Creation in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Theater Commons Tokyo is a project to create a collective space for society that harnesses the collective wisdom of theater. By using theater – that is, by applying theatrical ideas – in the context of everyday life and the urban space, it aims to propose a model for theater(s) to come.
Theater Commons Tokyo and its artists use the imagination of theater to create experiences in which diverging elements and time periods intersect, and the ordinary is defamiliarized through dialogue and discovery.
This year, we invite Sankar Venkateswaran[India], Maxime Kruvers[France], Ogutu Muraya[Kenya/the Netherlands] for theater performance. We also host lecture-style performances by Hong-Kai Wang[Taiwan], and Rabih Mroué [Lebanon/Germany], workshops in which participants share in the creative process, dialogues featuring a range of different voices, and more.


【Theater Commons Tokyo Executive Committee】
Theater Commons Tokyo is held in venues across Minato ward as part of FY2018 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program. The executive committee is composed of Arts Commons Tokyo and the following international cultural institutions based in the ward: Taiwan Cultural Center (Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan), Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Institut français du Japon, and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


Chiaki Soma
Executive Director
Theater Commons Tokyo Executive Committee
Isshiki Office 1F, 2-8-11 Higashi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
E-mail: artscommons.tokyo.inquiry@gmail.com


Libra Hall, Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Taiwan Cultural Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, Keio University Mita Campus, Ex Noguchi Room, SHIBAURA HOUSE (Minato City, Tokyo), Kitasenju BUoY 2F Gallery (Adachi City, Tokyo)