Yes, There is the Vision of the Future of Theatre

From 16th to 19th September 2021, a theatre festival was held in Tokyo.

The Japanese Centre for International Theatre Institute (ITIJ) participated in to present “Plays 4 COVID”.

ITIJ searched new plays written under the curse of COVID-19, and picked up short plays from USA, China, Germany, and Ireland.

I, as the board member of ITIJ, was appointed to direct and perform the German play, written by Dea Loher.

Dea Loher

The piece I put it as a play was originally a speech Ms Loher wrote for the opening ceremony of a theatre festival held in Berlin in October, 2020. Yes, it was when the European world just came out of 6 months of strict and tragical lockdown.

When I first read the text, what came up to my mind how to direct it as a play was that I was to put it as kind of TED speech to present an academic research, using alide shows, and the speaker-character as a doctor.

But as I kept reading it, different ideas appeared.

A goddess of theatre, who couldn’t reach us because the theatres were closed.
The goddess found a box filled with secret scrolls.
And she starts to talk to the audience.

Well, I was not sure if my interpretation and direction was right, but I was sure that I chose an honest decision.

The performance on stage was distibuted live-online, and I heard Ms Dea Loher saw it and liked it. Thank youxxx

You can see the photos of my performance (I directed it and performed as the character, too) and may get some ideas.

All photos: Kaku Watanabe


Elica Miwa A bilingual theatrist, i.e., the professional theatre artist: actor, director, writer, designer, translator. Creating stage shows and movies to entertain people in distress. Also teaches interactive communication, using actor training. Books British Style Acting Acting and Directing Shakespeare Translation IMPRO, by Keith Johnstone Classical Acting, by Malcolm Morrison + many plays in English into Japanese MA, University of London, UK BA, Keio University, Japan Trained at RADA as a special student from the Japanese government. President, IKI, Inc., USA Board Director, International Theatre Institute of UNESCO, Japanese Center President, NPO Lifestyle Network for Women, Japan 三輪えり花 英日バイリンガルのシアトリスト(舞台芸術の実践家)。 「遊び心で今日も満足!」を感じられる作品づくりをモットーに舞台作品や動画の脚本・演出・出演を行う。 ・世界の俳優訓練と演出法を編み込みながら遊び心で表現することを楽しむ「ライブインタラクション」を提唱。世界的グローバル大企業、世界で活躍する俳優・歌手・ダンサーらを抱えつつ、地域の文化発展や子供の語学教育にも力を注ぐ。 ・公益社団法人 国際演劇協会(ユネスコ傘下)日本センター理事 ・NPO法人 女性のための情報ネットワーク 代表理事 ・米法人 IKI, Inc. CEO & President. ・ACTURE Performing Art Promotion 代表 ・新国立劇場・東京芸術大学・国際基督教大学・明治大学等にて演技・表現指導の講師を歴任