Interview: Yoko Shioya Bridges the U.S.-Japanese Theatre Gap — American Theatre

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— by Caitlyn Halvorsen: Japan Society’s artistic director doesn’t just bring works from Japan to the U.S., she invests in and introduces bodies of work.

Yoko Shioya is used to breaking language and cultural barriers. As artistic director of NYC’s Japan Society, she has been bringing Japanese theatre to the U.S. since 2003. Shioya, the first Japanese director of Japan Society’s performing arts program, curates a season of theatre, music, dance, and traditional Japanese performing arts every year, aiming to provide U.S. audiences with a unique theatrical experience of Japanese life and culture. She has even been awardedfor her work, with the NY dance and performance community giving her a 2019 Bessie Presenter Award for Outstanding Curating…

Image courtesy of Ayumi Sakamoto

April 22, 2019


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