The period since 2000 see not only theatre for young audiences (TYA) companies but also many contemporary theatre companies have come to produce theatrical performances for child and young audiences in Japan. Public theatres, such as city theatres and prefectural theatres, have been taking notice of the talents of these contemporary theatre artists and have come to work with them to produce plays for children and their families.
In this symposium, we pay an attention to this new movement. We invite members of staff of public theatres and learn about the characteristics and appeal of their TYA performances. It is sure that you will feel you want to visit public theatre more to watch TYA performances!
Professional College of Arts and Tourism
Director of the Theater Company,
Amagasaki Youth Creative Theater of Hyogo Prefecture – Piccolo Theater
Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Kanagawa Arts Foundation
Production Division, Production Department
SAITAMA ARTS THEATER (Saitama Arts Foundation)
Kyoto City Music Art and Cultural Promoting Foundation,
ROHM Theatre Kyoto