The UK's Royal Court Theatre, known as "the writer's theatre", is running their International Playwrights’ Programme in Japan in partnership with the New National Theatre, Tokyo.
The International Playwrights’ Programme at the Royal Court builds and develops the theatre’s relationships with the most exciting writers around the world. For over twenty years, the programme has led the way in connecting British theatre with international artists and theatre made in different traditions and cultural contexts. Through long term writers groups, international residencies and major productions, the Royal Court has worked with writers from more than 70 countries writing in over 40 different languages. Long term relationships exist with writers, artists and organisations in countries including Argentina, Brazil, China, Chile, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Romania, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Syria, Turkey, Uruguay and Zimbabwe. The British Council supports the delivery of the programme in collaboration with local partners around the world.
The International Playwrights’ Programme in Japan started in May 2019, and will continue until May 2020. Over the course of the year Sam Pritchard, Associate Director (International) of the Royal Court Theatre will visit Japan with two playwrights to lead a total of three workshops, in which playwrights in Japan will be supported to write new plays.
Royal Court Theatre × New National Theater, Tokyo Playwrights' Workshop
Organised by: Royal Court Theatre, New National Theater, Tokyo
Supported by: British Council