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Theater Neumarkt & Satoko Ichihara / Q Madama Butterfly

2022.9.15 (THR) – 9.17 (SAT)

Theatre North Hall
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    (C) Philip Frowein

The playwright and director Satoko Ichihara is known for her bold and minutely observed portrayals of disquiet related to human life and sexuality. This co-production between her company, Q, and Theater Neumarkt in Switzerland is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly, which famously depicts a Japanese woman from the perspective of a Western male. Ichihara turns this on its head to instead depict a Western male from the perspective of a Japanese female, and so challenge our preconceptions, both conscious and unconscious, about race and gender.


2022.9.15 (THR) – 9.17 (SAT)

Venue : North Hall


Cast & Staff

Written and Directed by Satoko Ichihara
Cast: Kyoko Takenaka, Yan Balistoy, Sascha Ö. Soydan,Brandy Butler*video only
Produced by Theater Neumarkt(Zurich,Switzerland)
Co-produced by Q, Theater Commons Tokyo, Zürcher Theater Spektakel


A playwright, director, novelist, and the artistic director of Kinosaki International Arts Center, Satoko Ichihara was born in Osaka Prefecture in 1988 and raised in Fukuoka Prefecture. After studying theatre at J. F. Oberlin University, she launched Q in 2011. She writes and directs plays that deal with human behavior, the physiology of the body, and the disquiet that comes from that, all interpreted through her unique linguistic and physical sensibility. In 2019, her first novel anthology, Mamito’s Angel, was published. In the same year, The Bacchae—Holstein Milk Cows was performed at the Aichi Triennale and won her the 64th Kishida Drama Award. She is a Saison Fellow of The Saison Foundation.


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Ticket Prices

Unreserved seating
¥3,500 / 25 and Under: ¥2,000 / 18 and Under: ¥1,000
On sale: Friday 15 July 2022
Recommended ages: junior high school and above

Tickets on Sale

2022.7.15 (FRI)

Tickets Available from

  • ROHM Theatre Kyoto Online Tickets
  • ROHM Theatre Kyoto Box Office[窓口・電話 TEL.075-746-3201(10:00~17:00、年中無休 ※臨時休館日等により変更の場合あり)]
  • Kyoto Concert Hall Box Office[TEL.075-711-3231 (10:00~17:00 closed on the 1st and the 3rd Mondays, and the following Tuesday in case 1st or 3rd Monday is a national holiday) ]