Yukari SAKATA

Director / Artist

Born 1987 in Tokyo, Sakata began composing music at a young age. In 2005, she entered Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Musical Creativity and the Environment, where she found her interests lay in theatrical arts and started directing. She received her B.A. in 2009. After graduating she took part in numerous productions as a technician in theatres all over Japan. These included 3 years at SPAC (the Shizuoka Performing Arts Centre) where she had the opportunity to collaborate with theatre companies from across the world. Whilst working at SPAC, Sakata started her career as an independent theatre director. In 2014, she directed Rashomon, a Japan-Palestine co-creation at Festival/Tokyo14. She is currently working on site specific art projects. By engaging in social issues beyond the framework of the arts fields, she attempts to expand the possibilities of theatre.


[Show History]

2017 “Khail Taiha” Written by Adnan Alaoda [Syria]

   (Sponsored by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan and Japanese Centre of International Theatre Institute / UNESCO, Tokyo)
2017 “Dear Gullivers” (Cookhouse Gallery – Chelsea Collage of Arts, London)
2017 “In Late Style” Written by Kenzaburo Oe (Tokyo)
2017 “Ping” Written by Samuel Beckett [France]
   
(GAP Award Exhibition “Black and White and Blue” in Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo)
2016 “Dear Gullivers” (Setouchi Triennale 2016 Exhibition “Complex Topography: Movement and Change”, Takamatsu)
2016 “Supermarket of Names” (Minato Media Museum 2016, Ibaraki)
2014 “Rashomon” (International co-production with Al-Kasaba Theatre [Palestine], Festival/Tokyo14, Tokyo)
2009 “Proserpina” Written by Goethe 
(Toga Director Concours and Festival/ Tokyo09 Spring, Toyama)
2008 “BOMBSONG” Written by Thea Dorn [Germany]
 (International Drama Reading Festival [Japan], Kawasaki)