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Norihito Nakayashiki and Yuji Kuroiwa Talk hot about the play!

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A drama in which emotions and emotions are incorporated into one work, and the emotions of what you see can be moved. Where is the charm that continues to attract our hearts?
Governor Yuji Kuroiwa of Kanagawa Prefecture, who is known for his inimitable drama, and Mr. Norihito Nakayashiki, the representative of the theater company “Kakigoku-e” who is currently attracting attention, talked about their passion for theater.

— How did you become interested in the theater?

Kuroiwa : The starting point of my theater life is an elementary school arts and entertainment group. I learned the charm of expressing myself in a different dimension. In junior high school he founded the drama club. At university, I belonged to a musical study group and was absorbed in theater.
Norihito Nakayashiki and Yuji Kuroiwa Talk hot about the play!

Nakayashiki It all started when I played Captain Hook of "Peter Pan" at a playground at a nursery school. I was a child who was reluctant and had a quiet voice, and was always in a corner, but if I could have a common topic of practicing a drama, I think I could talk with everyone. I thought this was fun. However, when the amusement party is over, he returns to his original life. Therefore, even after I entered elementary school, I was looking forward to only the annual school entertainment (laughs).
Looking back, I think it was more fun to communicate with people than to perform.
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— Do you remember your first drama experience?

The Takarazuka Revue that I saw when I was at Kuroiwa Kindergarten was the first time that I was able to see the theater. After that, when I was a high school student, I watched the musical movie "West Side Story" and was completely fascinated by the musical. Musicals suddenly sing and dance in the middle of the story, so there is change and you never get bored. Now that I am doing various jobs as a governor, it is sometimes said that it is difficult, but rather than focusing on one thing, it seems that doing various things at the same time suits my sensitivity.
Norihito Nakayashiki and Yuji Kuroiwa Talk hot about the play!

Nakayashiki I was Shakespeare's "Richard III" when I was in elementary school. My parents were reluctant to say, "I don't understand how difficult it is for a child," but I said, "I definitely want to see it!"
What was shocking was that I couldn't understand any of the dialogue even though I was speaking in Japanese (laughs). After all, it was difficult for elementary school students, but I felt that it depicts the deep nature of human beings, which is not found in textbooks. I read Shakespeare in the library after this, but I still don't understand. However, as I read it many times, I began to wonder, "What's this all about?" and began to inflate the image, "What would happen if we performed." At the high school drama club, I worked on Shakespeare while the surroundings were playing a screenplay about life-sized themes.

— What power is there in the play? Do you think

Kuroiwa: I love musicals, so when I was stationed in Washington DC, I used to go to New York. Of course the purpose is a Broadway musical. Theater has the power to attract and move people that way. With the power of such a culture and art like a magnet, "Magcal" is an approach to attract people to Kanagawa prefecture and bring it to the local community. “Kanagawa Kamome “Short Drama” Festival 2019” with the cooperation of Mr. Nakayashiki was very exciting.
Norihito Nakayashiki and Yuji Kuroiwa Talk hot about the play!

As Governor Nakayashiki Kuroiwa says, I think that the greatest power of the theater is gathering people. If so, would it be to provide a topic between people? Everyone is watching the same performance in the theater, but each person has different impressions. My parents were quiet people, but on the way back home after watching the play, it became a hot topic. Although I don't usually talk bland, when I watch a drama, I sometimes get the topic of "how we lived." So I love the atmosphere in the lobby after the show.

-What kind of theater do you want to create in the future?

Kuroiwa : I would like to develop more local plays such as local legends and folk tales that cannot be seen without going there.

"> Nakayashiki: I'd rather create a "desired audience" than a specific play. When I saw a good play, I was told "I was watching it together." You can become a friend by creating a sense of unity such as "Yone". I would like to create a seat for such an experience.
Norihito Nakayashiki and Yuji Kuroiwa Talk hot about the play!