NINAGAWA STUDIO

ABOUT NINAGAWA STUDIO

This studio started as a stage play group "The GEKISYA NINAGAWA STUDIO" by Yukio Ninagawa in 1984. It gathered the actors and the staff of the young generation.
Since the foundation, this studio continues to do its own, this studio is not usual organization of a stage play groups.

This studio trains actors by a practical etude in studying stage plays. The training is different from a normal actor’s school.


Yukio Ninagawa

Born in Octorber 15th 1935. In 1955 he joined theatre company "Seihai" as an actor. He made his debut as a director in 1969 with "Shinjo afururu keihakusa"(written by Kunio Shimizu). After the establishment of theatre company "Gendaizin-gekizyo"and then "Sakura-sha", he directed "Romeo and Juliet" for the first time which became his first production at a big theatre. Since then, he has directed a wide work from a Japanese drama to global classics such as Shakespeare, the Greece tragedy. He is called "the director who runs through the times", and he is continuing to make plays that reflect the times. Furthermore, beginning in 1983 with directing "Medea" in Europe, he continues to do overseas expeditions every year, which adds to his high reputation from Europe. Resently his works
In 2005, he challenged direction of Kabuki for the first time by "NINAGAWA Twelfth Night " at KABUKIZA theater. In 2006, he founded a new theatrical group for people over 55 years old called "Saitama Gold Theatre". Only he is invited to an RSC sponsorship complete works in Japan, and staged "Titus Andronicus". Now, he is the president of Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, and the Art director of Tokyu Bunkamura Theater Cocoon, and Saitama Arts Theatre. Fathermore,he is one of the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. He founded a theatrical company "Ninagawa Studio " with the young actors and staff. The receiving a prize career
In 2002, Honorary Officer of Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
In 2004, The Person of cultural merits prize
In2005, Prize of KAN KIKUTI.
In 2006, Prize for Asahi art special grand prix, Yomiuri drama grand prix, and the best director Prize.


Official site:https://www.ninagawayukio.com/

History of NINAGAWA STUDIO

1984
September
GEKISHA NINAGAWA STUDIO started at Benisan Studio in Tokyo.
November
22nd.
the first performance “Three Sisters (Keikoba to iu na no gekijyou de jyouen sareru Sannin shimai witten by Chekhov)” was played at Benisan Pit.
1985
June
95kg to 97kg no aida(written by Kunio Shimizu)was played at Benisan Pit.
October
Sakuhin tachi(constructed by Yukio Ninagawa) was played at PARCO SPACE PART3.
1986
July
“NINAGWA Syounen syouzyo kotekitainiyoru Chi no konrei” (written by Kunio Shimizu) was played at Benisan Pit.
1987
May
“Niji no bacteria” (written by Isamu Uno)was played at Benisan Pit.
October
“Gips” (written by Isamu Uno)was played at Benisan Pit.
1991
Changed a name into “The Young NINAGAWA Company.”
January
“1991 Matsu” was played at Benisan Pit.
1992
Changed a name into “The Young NINAGAWA Company.”
January
“1992 Matsu” was played at Benisan Pit.
1993
January
“1993 Matsu” was played at Benisan Pit.
1996
Changed a name into “The NINAGAWA Company Dash”
November
“1996 Matsu” was played at Benisan Pit.
1998
November
1998 Matsu” was played at Benisan Pit.
1999
June
“Chi no konrei” was played at Benisan Pit.
2001
October
“2001 Matsu” was played at Benisan Pit.
2003
July
“2003 Matsu” was played at Benisan Pit.
2004
Changed a name into “NINAGAWA STUDIO”