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Shigeki Nakano + Frankens “Future of Robot, or Stars disconnected (modified)”

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


Shigeki Nakano + Frankens staged a partially modified version of this work, which premiered in May 2015 with Shigeki Nakano + Werewolves (the winners of an under-25 audition).Using the motif of a robot (as well as an “idol” pop figure and a therapist) this work explores the difference between being a robot and being human. In today’s Japan, are there higher expectations from robots or humans in terms of work, one of the so-called ‘Three Major Duties” of a Japanese citizen? In a world in which robots are getting closer to being human and the robotization of people is seen as desirable, this work looks at the implications for the resulting intersection.

Written and Directed by Shigeki Nakano
Dramaturge: Kaku Nagashima
Cast:Eiji Takeda, Yuya Tanaka, Takeshi Fukuda, Maki Koizumi, Junko Saito, Rei Kitagawa
Guests:Michiyoshi Suzuka, Tatsuya Oda, Ai Sasaki, Riko Fujitani


Shigeki Nakano+Frankens
Formed in 2003, this company has developed a unique style of freely adapting and arranging translated drama and theatre texts. Its unorthodox and revisionist approach has both enthralled and angered fans of the original plays. Since 2010, its output has also included applied drama activities outside of regular theatre spaces.


E-mail : info@frankens.net


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