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It's fun for both viewers and participants! 《Kamo Fes '19》 Roundtable just before the opening

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Kanagawa Kamome "Short Theater" Festival 2019 (commonly known as "Kamo Fes '19"), which trains creative theater people who will lead the next generation and sends out a new theater called "Short Theater" for 20 minutes.
As the main festival is about to be held, Ippo Matsumoto of the "Breaststroke Main Store" who won the championship last year, Norihito Nakayashiki (a guest who eats persimmons) who turned from a judge last year to a challenger, participated in the theater company last year. This year, three people, Mr. Kunihiko Onodera, who wrote the best work of the drama competition, gathered to ask how to enjoy the festival and their enthusiasm for the main race.

What made you interested in theater?

Nakayashiki I noticed when I was 5 years old when I played Captain Hook in "Peter Pan" at a playground. The real world isn't all that interesting, so the world of "Peter Pan" is definitely more interesting. I thought to my child, "Why can't we go to the world of Peter Pan?", And the means to get there was theater. Since theater is an overwhelmingly fictional world, you can become a different person, get to know a different world, and meet your own emotions that you have never met before. And customers can experience it together, not just watch it. I think that is the magic of theater space.
It's fun for both viewers and participants! 《Kamo Fes '19》 Roundtable just before the opening

Matsumoto I met theater at a school festival in my third year of high school and thought "this is it", so I majored in theater at university. Compared to movies and books, the number of plays that can be watched in a year is limited, isn't it? It is possible to watch more than 1,000 movies a year, but no matter how hard you try, the limit is two movies a day. That's why that one stage is also a creator for our customersIt will be a very valuable opportunity. It's analog and very inefficient, but I feel that there is something in the theater space that can never be communicated unless you go there and share your time.
I think it's interesting that Onodera theater can do "what you don't understand". The drama I write is a mess, so sometimes people say "I don't know what you're saying" at the scene, but the play is the one that manages it (laughs).

Where do you find the fun of short plays?

Nakayashiki I think that an event like a festival where multiple short plays are performed is the best place to train. If you have 2 hours, you can laugh, tear, and move, but if you have 20 minutes, your core part of "what you want to do most now" becomes clear. What do we consider to be "theatre" and how do we want to meet our customers? Also, I'm excited because there are many things I can do by shortening it. I think that's the fun of short plays.
Matsumoto We challenged short plays for the first time last year. It may or may not be communicated within the constraint of 20 minutes, so I think that is the point of ingenuity. It is necessary to think about what we will compete with and the points to focus on in the work, and because we can not squeeze both that and this, we can make something stronger.
Onodera I also wrote a short play for the first time last year. Until then, I hadn't given myself time constraints, but it fits unexpectedly (laughs). The other day, at the drama competition, I heard about other works nominated for the final judging in the reading, and I thought that I was very good at it. How clumsy I am compared to thatwhat. It may not be necessary to see Ara if it finishes quickly (laughs).
Nakayashiki I don't do it with that kind of consciousness (laughs).
It's fun for both viewers and participants! 《Kamo Fes '19》 Roundtable just before the opening At the Matsumoto Kamo Festival, you can see the works of five groups from all over the country in one day. I think that the luxury of being able to pinch and watch works that condense the fun of theater companies from all over the country can only be obtained because of the 20-minute limit.
Nakayashiki That's right. I think that customers will enjoy being able to see various works. You can grasp the most attractive point of the theater company in a short time ... Or rather, it would be a problem if we didn't get it (laughs). People tend to think that "it's a short story, so it's not enough", but I think it has enough "thickness" to make you think so.

You participated last year as well, but what is the attraction of festivals?

Matsumoto It is to meet various people and groups from all over the country. We are usually active in Tokyo, but we can't go out easily by ourselves. Last year, there were theater companies from Shimane, Miyagi, and South Korea, and it was the most fun to meet such people.
Onodera I don't usually interact with the outside world, so I hardly know what other theater companies are doing.I don't. When I meet once in a while, I feel like I've become Taro Urashima (laughs). For me, festivals may be a place to know the mode (fashion). It was fun to be able to talk with other theater companies in the dressing room.
It's fun for both viewers and participants! 《Kamo Fes '19》 Roundtable just before the opening Nakayashiki I participated as a judge last year, but this time I wanted to participate purely as an artist. When you interact with other organizations, you can see your weaknesses and new aspects. The troupe should attend the festival and do a short drama, as they realize they have to do it!
Matsumoto This year, high school theater groups will also participate. Nowadays, high school theater is said to be really interesting, so I'm really looking forward to it. At the same time, we have to make a difference as professionals. As a company, I think we need to improve the accuracy, density, and skill level one step further than before.
Nakayashiki From the customer's point of view, there are no professionals or amateurs, and age does not matter. From the performer's point of view, everyone likes theater and I think there is only one desire to deliver something to customers.
Matsumoto : I remember well last year when a commentary told Mr. Nakayashiki about his approach to drama, "It's just, but it's not the best." This was the first time that Morihiko Takeshige wrote the script, but after that, he wrote it down for the performance of the theater company, and this time it will be his third challenge. I am enthusiastic that I can break one shell and launch a different scene than before.
""Onodera Last year, I participated as a theater company, so I also took the stage as an actor. At that time, I remember that Mr. Nakayashiki, who was a judge, said, "The script is good, and I will do the production." That's why I applied for the drama this time (laughs).
Nakayashiki Oh, did you say that? But this is my first collaboration with Mr. Onodera, so I wonder if I can slip. Mr. Matsumoto is under pressure because he had a successful experience last year.
It's fun for both viewers and participants! 《Kamo Fes '19》 Roundtable just before the opening

Matsumoto Certainly, there are some difficult parts (laughs). Last year, after the theater festival, I was very impressed with the award-winning performance that was performed at the Kanagawa Prefectural Office Grand Conference Hall on the opening day of the Kanagawa Prefectural Office in May. Since it was part of the Golden Week event, I didn't come to see the play, and most of the customers stopped by by chance. Even so, many people stopped and watched so much that the venue was overcrowded. Through such activities outside the theater, it became an opportunity for me to make contact with more people.
In that respect, Kamo Fes is a project that is easy for people who are not interested in theater to visit. Various groups will participate, so I'm sure you will find your favorite work!
NakayaThe floor ticket fee is also quite reasonable. You can watch 5 groups for 1000 yen. Even if you look at all the works, it costs 2000 yen, so this is definitely a good deal (laughs). Please come by all means!

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"Kanagawa Seagull" Short Drama "Festival"
Main battle schedule

[Public rehearsal] March 21 (Thursday / holiday)
* You can watch the practice of all works for free.

[Main race / Group A]
① March 22nd (Friday) Open 18: 00 / Start 18:30
② Open 15: 30 / Start 16:00 on Sunday, March 24
Shonan Teatro ☆ Delarte (Kanagawa) (Open call for participants)
Ennui (Tokyo) (Open call for participants)
Theater company 120 ○ EN (Fukushima Prefecture) (Open call for participants)
Norihito Nakayashiki = Kaki Eater (Tokyo) Performed "Modern Lovers Adventure", the best work in the drama competition, by Kunihiko Onodera
Theatrical company Hiroshi army (Nagasaki) (Drama Totsu x 20 minutes winning group)

[Main race / Group B]
① Open on Saturday, March 23, 13: 30 / Start 14:00
②March 24th (Sun) Open 11: 30 / Start 12: 00

21g seat (Kanagawa) (open call for participants)
Yokohama Suiran High School Full-day Theater Club (Kanagawa Prefecture) (22nd Century Flight Frame Winners)
Rusantika (Kyoto) (Open call for participants)
Morihiko Takeshige x Breaststroke Main Store (Tokyo) (Group that won the highest award in the previous year)
Stardust Loneliness (Hokkaido) (Kyobun Festival Winners)

KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater Large Studio
tvk ticket counter TEL.045-663-9999 (10: 00-15: 00 / weekdays only) etc.

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