Toshiki Okada / chelfitsch

Current Location


100 min (without a break)

In the spring of 2012, the atmospherically dense conversation play was one of the first works to react artistically to the catastrophe of March 11, 2011. Seven women live in a place called “Village”. One day clouds start to loom. A rumour circulates that they carry a menacing curse. An old woman appears in the local library and provokes an uproar by exclaiming that under no circumstances should people let themselves get wet in the rain. The protagonists go through a process of understanding that is painful and conflictual. Should they believe what people are saying? Is it better to leave the place where they are? “Current Location” marks a new phase in Okada's dramatic work. Unlike the primarily movement oriented productions of the past, the director quite consciousness introduces a fictional plot and dramatic characters here. A small-town cosmos emerges, shot through with science fiction elements and an apocalyptic tone.
Part of "Japan Syndrome - Art and Politics after Fukushima"

Production: chelfitsch in collaboration with precog (Tokyo). Co-production: Doosan Art Center (Seoul). Commissioned by KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theater, Yokohama) 2012.


Performance: Yukiko Sasaki, Saho Ito, Kei Namba, Mari Ando, Izumi Aoyagi, Azusa Kamimura, Shiho Ishibashi / Set design: Shusaku Futamura / Music: Sangatsu / Dramaturgy: Sebastian Breu / Stage director: Koro Suzuki / Sound direction: Norimasa Ushikawa / Sound operator: Akino Hayashi / Lighting diretion: Tomomi Ohira / Lighting operation: Naoko Ito / Video direction: Shimpei Yamada / Production: Akane Nakamura / Company management: Tamiko Ouki


  • Past
    Tue 20.5.2014, 20:00 / HAU2
    Wed 21.5.2014, 19:00 / HAU2


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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