“+51 Aviación, San Borja” was first performed in Yokohama in February 2015. Okazaki Art Theatre leader and director Yudai Kamisato spent two years collecting material to create the work, which traces his personal family roots. It was staged at the 2016 Kunstenfestivaldesarts, an annual international performing arts festival that takes place in Brussels every May.
This semi-documentary-style work traces the roots of its writer, Peru-born and Kawasaki-bred Yudai Kamisato, referencing the lives of the Latin America-connected figures Seki Sano, known as the “father of Mexican theater,” and business tycoon Ryoichi Jinnai, who spent his latter years working in agriculture in Hokkaido.
Written, directed and designed by Yudai Kamisato
Performed by: Masahiko Ono, Wataru Omura, Mari Kodama
Stage direction: Ayumu Okubo
Lighting: Ryoya Fudetani
Sound: Masashi Wada
Produced by: Akane Nakamura, Megumi Mizuno, Yoko Kawasaki
Okazaki Art Theatre
Established in 2003 to present works both original and existing works under the direction of Yudai Kamisato. Kamisato was born in Peru and raised in Kawasaki. His works examine people’s attitudes to politics and society, and portray the coexistence of people who cannot understand one another; highlighted by the unique presence of each of the characters on stage. Okazaki Art Theatre participated in FESTIVAL/TOKYO for three years in a row from 2010 to 2012.
Les Brigittines, Brussels, Belgium