chelfitsch “Time’s Journey Through a Room”

1,500 yen



Work introduction

Envy of the dead for her eternal hope.
Our little inner conflicts magnified by new approaches with sound / script / body.

In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, the theatrical vision of playwright Toshiki Okada shifted toward exploration of the validity of fiction. The shift led to the staging of “Current Location” (2012) and “Ground and Floor” (2013), which allegorically portrayed the sense of tension and isolation in Japanese society in the wake of the disaster. While again taking the post-disaster social situation as its theme, “Time’s Journey Through a Room” is an extremely meticulous scrutiny of the mental conflicts and arbitrary emotions of individuals preceding their social alienation. It expands upon these observations to launch unprecedentedly new presentations derived from them on the stage.

Screening time|75min
Accessibility of this work|English subtitles


Playwright/Director: Toshiki Okada
Sound/Set Design: Tsuyoshi Hisakado
Cast: Izumi Aoyagi, Mari Ando, Yo Yoshida

Stage Director: Koro Suzuki
Sound Director: Norimasa Ushikawa
Lighting Director: Tomomi Ohira(ASG)
Costume: Kyoko Fujitani(FAIFAI)
English Translation:Aya Ogawa
Assistant Director: Yuto Yanagi
Publicity photography:Masumi Kawamura
Production Manager: Tamiko Ouki, Nana Koetting, Mai Hyodo(precog)
Production: chelfitsch
Associated production: precog
Co-produced by: Kyoto Experiment / ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, FFT Düsseldorf, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, SPRING Performing Arts Festival Utrecht
In Co-operation with: Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory, Suitengu Pit
Kyoto Art Center Artist in Studio Program


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