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HARU-NATSU vol.1 “Proof”

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


“Proof” will be staged in three versions: Japanese, English, and bi-lingual.
Firstly, tackling the work’s original language English allows audiences to experience the “cultural richness” of the original, something which tends to be lost when a foreign play is performed in Japanese. Offering an English version means this will not be lost in the Japanese version.
Furthermore, performing a bilingual version with a Japanese-English mix will provide audiences with an experimental, new version of “Proof” like nothing that has been seen elsewhere.

Written by: David Auburn
Translated by: Haruyo Kobayashi
Directed by: Sotaro Tanaka
Performed by: Yuya Takagawa, Sotaro Tanaka, Chinatsu Sato, Lisa Lisa, Yuki Kedoin, Haruyo Kobayashi


Haruyo Kobayashi
Japanese actor and translator, based in Tokyo (sometimes NYC). A member of Theater Company Caramel Box and HARU-NATSU.
She was granted the fellowship to study in the U.S. for the period from June 2021 to April 2022 by The Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, which sends out artists of proven talent abroad. During this period, she was also selected as an artist for US-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship Program.
Theater credits include: “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store”(Pia and Nevula), “The Greene Murder Case”(Mo’xtra), “Busu & The Damask Drum”(Busu Theatre), “The God of Slow Heights”(Caramel Box)


Haruyo Kobayashi


Theater Fuusikaden, Shinjuku City, Tokyo