Toshiki Okada News

Site-Specific DEAD BEHIND THESE EYES Set for Sing Sing Karaoke, Begin. 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Performances of Dead Behind These Eyes will take place at Sing Sing Karaoke (81 Avenue A) on August 29-31 at 7.30pm and September 3-5, 7, 10-14 and 17-19 at 7.30pm Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling 212.352.3101 or visiting www.abronsartscenter.org. Performance suitable for ages 21 and above. (more...)

The Play Company Announces Extension of THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE Through 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

In 'The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: Youth Is Not the Only Thing That's Sonic,' Rothenberg and Okada Reunite with PlayCo, Following Acclaimed Production of 'Okada's Enjoy' (2010), to explore the discontentment bubbling just underneath a generation of urban 30-somethings (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Dates and Curators for the 2014 Prelude Festival, 10/8-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the 2014 PRELUDE FESTIVAL. The annual festival is dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance. Following the enormous success of its tenth anniversary in 2013, the eleventh annual PRELUDE festival will be curated by Chloe Bass, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Rose Leonard, Allison Lyman, and Frank Hentschker. Artists and participants of the festival will be announced in late July 2014. (more...)

PlayCo Presents the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to producing plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. They conclude their 2013-14 season with the U.S. premiere of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: youth is not the only thing that's sonic, which reunites them with award-winning Japanese writer Toshiki Okada, director Dan Rothenberg (Pig Iron), and translator Aya Ogawa, following their collaboration on Okada's critically lauded Enjoy in 2010. The new production will run today, May 24 - June 29 at Jack in Brooklyn. (more...)

PlayCo to Present the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', 5/24-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to producing plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. They conclude their 2013-14 season with the U.S. premiere of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: youth is not the only thing that's sonic, which reunites them with award-winning Japanese writer Toshiki Okada, director Dan Rothenberg (Pig Iron), and translator Aya Ogawa, following their collaboration on Okada's critically lauded Enjoy in 2010. The new production will run May 24 - June 29 at Jack in Brooklyn. (more...)

Japan Society Presents GETTING LOST Staged Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Japan Society presents a staged reading of Getting Lost by Japanese playwright Shiro Maeda, directed by New York-based theater artist Dan Safer. As part of Japan Society's 60th Anniversary Performing Arts Season, Getting Lost marks the 10th installment of the Society's annual Play Reading Series of contemporary Japanese plays in English translation. The Play Reading Series reflects a continued commitment to introduce the wide range of contemporary Japanese plays to American audiences, seeding possibilities for development of American productions of Japanese plays. This event takes place tonight, Monday, March 31 at 7:30 PM at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). (more...)

Japan Society to Present GETTING LOST as Part of Play Reading Series, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Japan Society presents a staged reading of Getting Lost by Japanese playwright Shiro Maeda, directed by New York-based theater artist Dan Safer. As part of Japan Society's 60th Anniversary Performing Arts Season, Getting Lost marks the 10th installment of the Society's annual Play Reading Series of contemporary Japanese plays in English translation. The Play Reading Series reflects a continued commitment to introduce the wide range of contemporary Japanese plays to American audiences, seeding possibilities for development of American productions of Japanese plays. This event takes place Monday, March 31 at 7:30 PM at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Maine (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Maine (more...)

Dmitry Krymov Lab, Rara Woulib, THE ROOF, TURFED and More Set for LIFT, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

LIFT celebrates its 20th Festival in 2014 connecting the World to London - the most culturally diverse city on the planet - and London to the World. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Portland (more...)

Play Company Premieres Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo) presents the U.S. premiere of I Call My Brothers, a bold new work about race, suspicion and identity by celebrated young Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Running today, January 22-February 23 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), the production continues PlayCo's relationship with both Khemiri and director Erica Schmidt, whose multiple collaborations with the company include the Obie-winning 2011 premiere of Khemiri's Invasion! With I Call My Brothers, Khemiri moves to even more powerful and personal terrain, spinning a bold story out of a tragic event and asking: 'What happens when we start to see ourselves as others see us?' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Crazy, Maddening, and Funny...That's ENJOY at Coho Productions
by Patrick Brassell - Jan 19, 2014

Sometimes a play that isn't working takes a positive step in its second half, and that's the case with Enjoy. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Portland (more...)

Play Company to Premiere Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, 1/22-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The Play Company (PlayCo) presents the U.S. premiere of I Call My Brothers, a bold new work about race, suspicion and identity by celebrated young Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Running January 22-February 23 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), the production continues PlayCo's relationship with both Khemiri and director Erica Schmidt, whose multiple collaborations with the company include the Obie-winning 2011 premiere of Khemiri's Invasion! With I Call My Brothers, Khemiri moves to even more powerful and personal terrain, spinning a bold story out of a tragic event and asking: "What happens when we start to see ourselves as others see us?" (more...)

Japan Society's THE ROOM NOBODY KNOWS Set for Under the Radar Festival, 1/8-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

As part of its current 60th Anniversary Performing Arts Season, Japan Society proudly presents The Room Nobody Knows, written and directed by Kuro Tanino, in a production from his company Niwa Gekidan Penino. This production plays 5 performances only, January 8 - 12 at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street), as part of The Public Theater's 2014 Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

CoHo Productions to Present ENJOY By Toshiki Okada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

CoHo Productions will present Enjoy, by Toshiki Okada with English translation by Aya Ogawa, co-produced and directed at the CoHo Theatre by Michael Griggs. (more...)

Segal Theatre Welcomes Jackie Sibblies Drury for 'WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...' Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents 'We Are Proud to Present...An Evening with Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury' today, December 9, 6:30pm at The Segal Theatre. (more...)

BLUE WIZARD / BLACK WIZARD Plays Incubator Arts Project, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

The Incubator Arts Project presents Blue Wizard / Black Wizard, written by Eliza Bent and Dave Malloy, with Music by Dave Malloy and Eliza Bent. Directed by Dan Safer, the play will run tonight, Dec 5 - 22, Tuesdays, Thursdays - Sundays at 8pm. (more...)

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