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The Farm

Directed by Kim Jeong Written by Shu Matsui

One of the most exciting new directors in Korean theatre cuts deep into our preconceptions about life, technology, and humankind

Kim Jeong has emerged as a leading figure in the new generation of Korean theatre directors. A member of the artist collective Project While that aims to create a whole new theatre language, his production of Koh Yeon-ok’s “The Visitors” (2017), in which a young parricide receives a series of strange visitors including an abandoned cat, was selected as one of the top three productions of the year by the Korean Association of Critics. Known for tackling contemporary social issues with humor and bold theatrical vision, Kim now takes on Shu Matsui’s play “The Farm” with a cast of Korean actors. First staged in 2014 by Matsui’s own company, Sample, it examines parents and children, men and women, and the family in the near future when artificial life and regenerative medicine technology has become highly advanced. With this play that ruthlessly exposes human nature by transgressing our laws and taboos about genetics and anatomy, Kim demonstrates his rigorous approach to text as well as versatile sensibility.

Information

Name The Farm
Dates

10/19 (Sat) 13:00 / 18:00
10/20 (Sun) 13:00

Venue Owlspot Theatre
Running Time 120 min.
Language Performed in Korean with Japanese and English surtitles
Tickets All seats reserved

Tickets

Advance ¥3,500
Students

¥2,300*

High School Students & Younger ¥1,000*
Festival Pass (3 Performances) ¥3,000
Same Day ¥4,000

*For both advance and same-day tickets. Proof of age required.

Artist Profile

Kim Jeong

Kim Jeong

Director

Kim Jeong is a member of Project While, a collective of writers, directors, actors, and crew aiming to create a new theatre language. First studying under Han Tae-sook, his work as a director is marked by its original style as well as meticulous interpretation of scripts. His accolades include the Donga Drama Award Best Newcomer in 2017 and the Doosan Artist Award (Performance) in 2018.

Cast & Creative

Directed by Kim Jeong
Written by

Shu Matsui

Cast:

Nam Mi-jeong, Park Jong-tae, Choi Hee-jin, Lim Yeong-joon, Kwon Jeong-hun, Kim Seoung-il

Stage Design:

Nam Kyong-sik

Lighting:

Shin Dong-sun

Costumes:

Kim Woo-seong

Hair & Makeup: Baek Ji-young
Music & Sound: Sert Jimmy
Choreographer: Lee Jae-young
Assistant Director: Park Jeong-ho
Producer: Jo Ha-na
   
Technical Manager: Eiji Torakawa
Assistant Technical Manager: Nahoko Yokokawa
Stage Manager: Chikage Yuyama
Stage Assistants: Kyoko Kishi, Shizuka Kaneko
Props: Hikari Osanai, Ken Hazeyama
Lighting Coordinator: Naoki Kinoshita (Factor Co., Ltd.)
Sound Coordinator: Akira Aikawa (Sound Weeds Inc.)
Surtitles Coordinator: Satoru Makuuchi (Jimaku Makuuchi)
Translator: Lee Hong-i
Dramaturge: Takuya Maehara (syuz’gen)
English Surtitles: John Townsend
Illustration: Keiji Yano
Design: Shun Sasaki
Photography & Video: Takashi Fujikawa, Hibiki Miyazawa (Alloposidae)
Production Coordinators: Yuko Takeda (Festival/Tokyo), Aya Comori (TASKO inc.)
Production Assistant: Chihiro Suzuki
   
In cooperation with Sample, quinada
Supported by Arts Council Koreaアーツカウンシル・コリア
Presented by Festival/Tokyo, Project While

Venue

Owlspot Theatre

  • 2F Rise Arena Building, 4-5-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
  • Direct connection to the theatre from Exit 6 or 7 of Higashi-ikebukuro Station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.
  • 10 minutes’ walk from East Exit of Ikebukuro Station on JR Line and other lines.
  • 2 minutes’ walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro Yon-chome on Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line).

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