On Theatre E9, a new black box venue in Kyoto

Theatre E9 Kyoto was launched in June 2019 and has quickly gained a reputation for producing challenging performance work. What’s at stake in creating a new black box theatre in 2019-2020? How does it tie into the wider regional and national theatre scene?

Review of "Gear" an immersive, non-verbal theatre show in Kyoto

This article was originally published in the Japan Times newspaper on Feb 26 2014. Art Complex 1928, a contemporary performing-arts venue in central Kyoto, used to be a regional office of the Mainichi Shimbun national newspaper. Its 1920s  Art Deco-inspired architecture — including a star-shaped balcony and windows by Goichi Takeda — has even been…