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DATE: October 15 - 16, 2022

TIME:  1pm, 7pm

LOCATION: ROHM Theatre, Kyoto, Japan

​A new play by Jarunun Phantachat
Produced by Kyoto Experiment

About the Production

I create history and history affects me.

What lies between personal stories and those that are shared as “history”? Such questions are the focus of a new work by Jarunun Phantachat from Thailand, in which the relationship between individuals and politics/the state is depicted through a collaboration with artists and actors from neighboring Myanmar.

Of the 2,400 km long Thailand-Myanmar border, just 59 km are officially demarcated. A personal encounter with an artist from Myanmar sparked Phantachat’s interest in the long, tense relationship between the neighboring countries. However, not long after she conceived of the collaborative project, the Myanmar coup d’état of 2021 occurred. With no way to travel between the two countries, Phantachat researched using textbooks, the news, and stories, but as she progressed, it became clear how little she knew about her neighboring country. Turning toward a more personal approach, Phantachat worked virtually as well as in person with four actors to write a play based on their own research on the two countries.

Despite its political context, the play itself is surprisingly comical. Every actor performs as Jarunun, and the unexpected mix of Thai, Burmese, Japanese, and English is sure to draw you in. When the curtain comes down, we are left with a simple yet difficult question: “What words can we believe in?”

RESERVE TICKETS

Advance Ticket Price:

Adult: ¥3,000

Under 25 / Students: ¥2,500

High School & Younger: ¥1,000

Pair: ¥5,500

Same Day Purchase:

Advance Ticket Price + ¥500

Production Team

Director & Playwright
Jarunun Phantachat

Assistant Director & Dramaturg

Thanapol Virulhakul

Performers
Paopoom Chiwarak
Beer Yingsuwannachai
Thongchai Pimapunsri

Suu

 

Production Designer

Surachai Petsangrot

 

Multimedia Designer

Setthasiri Chanjaradpong

Sound Designer

Kamonpat Pimsarn

 

Lighting Designer

Palita Sakulchaivanich

Costume Designer

Nicha Puranasamriddhi

Poster Designer
Kajit Pramsukdee

Stage Manager

Nasrey Labaideeman

 

Subtitle Operator /

Live Translator

Chanida Punyaneramitdee

Subtitle Translators

Piyawan Sapsamroum

Cholatep Nabangchang

Technical Director

Kronchai Meevong

Production Management

Peangdao Jariyapun