Artist Interview アーティストインタビュー
Weaving a thread of the supernatural into the daily lives of the young generation
The world of playwright Tomohiro Maekawa and his theater company Ikiume
Playwright Tomohiro Maekawa, leader of the theater company Ikiume, is the focus of increasing attention in the theater world for works that bring a sense of wonder into everyday life situations with touches of science fiction, horror and the occult. Through situations such as aliens that enter and usurp control of human beings, other worlds that are neither Heaven nor Hell, time machines that rewrite events of the past and other bizarre elements, he creates a unique world with its own view of human nature. As a rising star of the small-theater scene in high demand as a playwright and director, Maekawa talks about the essence of theater works.
Interviewer: Hirofumi Okano