Fringe Companies

The definition of fringe and mainstream is always open to a lot of debate, and certainly many of the companies below have experienced some success in terms of awards and even stagings at major theatres. That being said, the following companies (gekidan) are those that may be said to operate still within the very broad spectrum of the Japanese shogekijo, which is the “small theatre” scene functioning somewhat like fringe theatre between the public and commercial theatre worlds.

Akumanoshirushi

Bird Park

Busukai

chelfitsch

Chiten

C/Ompany

Company Derashinera

Dainana Geikijo

dracom

faifai

France_pan

Gekidan

Gekidan Kaitaisha

Gotanndadan

GRINDER-MAN

Gring

Haegiwa

Horidashimono

hmp

Hyottoko Ranby

Ikiume

Kaden Theater Company

Kaimaku Penanto Race

Kinoshita-Kabuki

KUNIO

lolo

Marebito no Kai

MONO

mum & gypsy

Niwa Gekidan Penino

Peachum Company

Potudo-ru

OKAZAKI ARTS THEATRE

OM-2

Port B

Pure BANANA girl class

Reset-N

Salad Ball

Sample

Shelf

Shigeki Nakano + Frankens

Store House Company

toi present

Tetsuwari Albatrossket

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