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Winds of Change: Playwright Talk by Yudai Kamisato at the Free Word Centre

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Time 15:00
Date 15/09/18
Price Free

In this special event, respected Japanese playwright from the younger generation Yudai Kamisato will be discussing his work to date, together with translator Aya Ogawa.

This September, an exciting month long festival brings to the UK a new series of contemporary Japanese plays by the country’s most celebrated playwrights. Today, Free Word Centre invite respected Japanese playwright Yudai Kamisato to chat about his work.

Yudai Kamisato
Yudai Kamisato was born in Lima, Peru in 1982, based in Tokyo and Kawasaki.

In 2006, he became the youngest person ever to win the first prize in the TOGA Directors Competition for his staging of “Desire Caught by the Tail,” a farcical play with a script by Pablo Picasso, and he won the prize for the Kishida Kunio Drama Award in 2018 with “The Story of Descending the Long Slopes of Valparaíso”.

His plays have been invited by several international festivals such as Festival Tokyo, Sydney Festival, Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and Festival d’Automne à Paris.

As this event is free, Free Word Centre have to oversubscribe to ensure minimum attendance requirements are met. Therefore there is a possibility that entry may not be accepted on the day – please arrive as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The box office will be open from 2pm.