This website provides information on contemporary Japanese theatre in English, somewhat sporadically curated by Tokyo-based writer and translator William Andrews.

I have translated playscripts, surtitles/subtitles and other content for many leading contemporary theatre artists in Japan, including Akira Takayama (Port B), Daisuke Miura (Potudo-ru), Takahiro Fujita (mum & gypsy), Motoi Miura (Chiten), Shirō Maeda (Gotanndadan), Shū Matsui (Sample), Kurō Tanino (Niwa Gekidan Penino), and more.

I also translate or write for Festival/Tokyo, Tokyo Art Beat, Kyoto Experiment, Spiral, Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture, International Theatre Institute Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Asian Performing Arts Festival, Kyoto Art Box, Bijutsu Techō, Kyoto Arts Center and others.

I co-translated Tokyo Theatre Today: Conversations with Eight Emerging Theatre Artists (2011) with Kyoko Iwaki.

My other main areas of interest are social and political history. I have a web journal about post-war Japanese counterculture.

The header image for this blog shows a performance by Sankai Juku.

All ideas and opinions expressed here are solely personal and do not represent those of friends, colleagues or employees (past, present or future) in any way whatsoever.


5 responses to “About

  1. Fantastic blog, thanks!


  2. Williamさん!
    昨夜、上野ストアハウス・hmp公演でお目にかかりましたMariko Nakaです!
    I cannot understand all…but awesome blog!!です!!


  3. OH – this list of theaters in English is exactly what I’ve been looking to find for years! Please keep up the good work of doing this! Thank you!!!


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