Artist Interview アーティストインタビュー
The adventurous world of Toshiki Okada,
a playwright who write in "super-real
Toshiki Okada (Chelfitsch)
Toshiki Okada is a playwright who has won acclaim for the language in his plays that has been described as “super-real” verbal Japanese for the way the characters speak in abbreviated sentences that are little more than a succession of conjunctions without verbalized subjects, like fragments from the conversations of private life. The performances he presents with his theater unit “Chelfitsch” are characterized by unique body language that has even become the object of attention from the contemporary dance world. We spoke with Okada about his adventurous new world of verbal expression and the “physical richness” he seeks to express.
Interviewer: Hirofumi Okano