On Chiten's rendition of Brecht's "Fatzer" at Underthrow, Kyoto

This article was originally published in the Japan Times newspaper on Nov 13 2013. The term “metatheater” refers to devices in a play that break the so-called “fourth wall” — the illusion of theatrical reality — in order to involve the audience as critical participants in the production. Metatheatricality is a hallmark of early 20th-century…