The Question of Faeries
2019.07.10-13. Wed-Fri 8pm. Sat 7pm
15+//60 min//20,000 won

ICHIHARA confessed that she used to look down on some people before she even knew them, while herself feeling how difficult and frustrating life was in Japan. That was until she set out to inspire audiences, through this play, to look positively on every other person’s life. — with the word “faeries” in the title representing “invisible things and people.” Don’t miss this unique criticism of how society treats our outcasts.


Ichihara Sakoto is a playwright, director, novelist and the Artistic Director of Kinosaki International Arts Centre. Born 1988 in Osaka, Japan, she was raised in Fukuoka, before studying theatre at J.F. Oberlin University. Since 2011 Ichihara Satoko has led Theater Company Q. She writes and directs plays that deal with human behaviour, the physiology of the body, and the unease surrounding these themes, using her unique sense of language and physical sensitivity. In 2011, she received the Aichi Arts Foundation Drama Award with the play Insects and in 2017, she was nominated as a finalist of the 61st Kishida Kunio Playwriting Prize for Favonia’s Fruitless Fable. In 2019, she published her first collection of stories, Mamito no tenshi (Mamito’s Angel). Her latest work, The Bacchae−Holstein Milk Cows, based on a Greek tragedy, premiered at Aichi Triennale 2019 winning the 64st Kishida Kunio Playwriting Prize . She is a Fellow of The Saison Foundation.




Writer/Director Ichihara Sakoto

Performer Kim Beo-kyung

Composition Nukata Masashi (Tokyo Shiokoji / Nuthmique)

Piano Sugimoto Ryo

Korean translation/subtitles Lee Hong-i

Original production supported by The Japan Foundation

Images by Kai Maetani, courtesy of Kyoto Experiment


The performance includes sexual and discriminatory expressions


Conversation with the audience ??? 

This work premiered at ???


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This event supported by The Saison Foundation