A new collective space, a new “commons,” in the city: welcome to Theater Commons Tokyo.
Expect theater, lecture performances, workshops and dialogues, held across Minato ward!

Theater Commons Tokyo is a project to create a collective space for society that harnesses the collective wisdom of theater. By using theater – that is, by applying theatrical ideas – in the context of everyday life and the urban space, it aims to propose a model for theater(s) to come. Theater Commons Tokyo and its artists use the imagination of theater to create experiences in which diverging elements and time periods intersect, and the ordinary is defamiliarized through dialogue and discovery. This means that, as well as theatrical productions, it also hosts lecture-style performances, workshops in which participants share in the creative process, dialogues featuring a range of different voices, and more.

  • Theater Commons Tokyo ’19
  • January 19th, 20th and February 22nd – early March, 2019
  • Venues: Various places in Minato ward, Tokyo
  • Organized by Theater Commons Tokyo Executive Committee
  • Taiwan Cultural Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan
  • Goethe-Institut Tokyo
  • Embassy of France in Japan / Institut français du Japon
  • Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Arts Commons Tokyo
  • Co-organized by

    FY2018 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program
    Keio University Art Center

  • Supported by Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture