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New Year!


April 14-17, Black Stripe Theater will present the acclaimed documentary play SEVEN.

SEVEN tells the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe: in Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; in Cambodia, rescuing girls from human trafficking; in Guatemala, giving voice to the poor; in Afghanistan, empowering rural women; in Nigeria and Pakistan, fighting for women’s education and rights; and in Northern Ireland, promoting peace and equality.

SEVEN will be directed by Rachel Walzer and produced by Sarajean Rossitto.

Introduction meeting and auditions for production crew and actors:
Sunday January 10th: 5:30pm~ 9:30pm Akasaka Civic Center, Meeting room 1, on the 4th floor
Friday January 15th: 6:00 ~ 9:30pm Akasaka Civic Center, Meeting room 2, on the 4th floor

We are looking for:
·  At least 7 women actors from various backgrounds and of various ages. Non-native English speakers who are comfortable communicating in English are most welcome.
· Various artists including  singers, dancers, musicians etc.
· A production team to help backstage with hair, costumes,  & performance support.
· A management and promotion team to help with ticket sales, PR, outreach & marketing to embassies, universities and international organizations as well as the general public.
To schedule an audition or to confirm attendance at one of the above dates, contact us at:
or sign up here

Audition Venue information:
Akasaka Civic Center, 赤坂区民センター
The Center is on Aoyama Dori, inside the Akasaka Community Plaza
〒107-0052 東京都港区赤坂4-18-13 赤坂コミュニティーぷらざ内

  • 10 minutes from exit A of Akasaka Mituske station on the Ginza and Marunouchi lines.
  • 10 minutes from exit 4 of Aoyama 1chome station on the Oedo, Hanzomon and Ginza lines.

We will be posting updates here

Other theater news

TIP Second Stage and Neptune Theatre Company present The GOAT or Who is Sylvia?

The tale of an architect, Martin, his wife Stevie, and their son Billy, whose lives crumble when Martin has an extramarital affair. By showing a family in crisis, Albee challenges the audience to question their own moral judgment and taboos. Ed Gilmartin, Julie Sweum, Ian Martin, and Martin Leroux star in this tragicomedy about love, power and relationships.

Jan 21 (Thurs) 7:30pm
Jan 22nd (Fri) 7:30pm
Jan 23rd (Sat) 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Jan 24th (Sun) 1:30pm & 7:30pm

Tickets:   4000 yen
Reserve and pay at the door:

NOTE: All ticket purchases come with one free drink at the theaters fully stocked bar, we encourage you to arrive early.

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Yokohama Theatre Group

By the Hour
- an original piece about the Yokohama sex industry.



Feb 12 @ 19:30

Feb 13 @ 14:00 & 19:30

Feb 14 @ 13:00 & 17:00

World Peace Theatre (in Kawasaki)
(for map and directions ::CLICK HERE::)


Regular: 3000 Yen

Student: 2000 Yen


Book and pay for your tickets here :

In By The Hour, performers Andrew Woolner and Naoe Kawamoto explore the domestic sex industry as it exists in Yokohama and the surrounding region. This show, created in rehearsal, will attempt an unbiased look at the industry, those involved directly and indirectly, and public perceptions of sex work. The show, designed to be accessible to a mixed-language audience, will be presented in a mix of Japanese and English.

By the Hour is presented as part of the TPAM (Performing Arts m
Meeting in Yokohama) festival showcase.

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Tokyo International Players (TIP)

TIP will present the Japan premiere of THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE by Julia Cho, directed by Brian Berdanier. Winner of the 2009-2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE is a quirky, but stunningly well-written story of love, language, and everything in between.

Performance dates: February 25-28, 2016.
Venue: Nakano Pocket Square (The Pocket)

Find out more:

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
based on Mark Twain's classic novel
Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptmann

Performance dates: May 19-22, 2016
Venue: Theatre Sun-mall in Shinjuku
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