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Theater groups from all over the country and overseas gather! A short drama that flies from Yokohama to the world! "2nd Kanagawa Seagull Short Theater Festival" Report

全国&海外から演劇集団が集結!横浜から世界に羽ばたく短編演劇を!「第2回 神奈川かもめ短編演劇祭」レポート

The unique point that other theater festivals of "Kanagawa Kamome Short Theater Festival" do not have is that all 12 participating groups are divided into A block and B block for each of 6 groups, and 3 performances are held in 4 days, and the audience votes each time. However, it must be a battle format in which the ranking is contested based on the total score including the votes of 6 judges at the public judging committee on the final day. It is almost the same as " Drama King Kanagawa V " held in October last year in Kanagawa prefecture, where the winner is decided by the votes of the audience and the judges.
This voting system has three chances to perform each group, so it is not a one-time match for the performer, but it has the advantage of being able to brush up the content each time while checking the reaction of a wide audience. At the same time, the strength of the ground is also required to be able to constantly demonstrate its abilities in all three performances. Since the evaluations of the judges who are professionals in theater and the evaluations of the general audience are mixed, it is difficult to make an appeal, and the differences in the theater views of the performers and the viewers are revealed. It can be said that it is a theater contest that is not straightforward.

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On the final day of March 5, after the performances of Block A and Block B, a public screening and awards ceremony was held on the stage. From the 6 judges, the best work was decided by disclosing the comments on each work and the scores of the judges. From here, we will introduce the performances on the final day in the order of appearance.

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[A block]

Shikoku district representative / Shaka Riki "Wolf Boy"

With the dramatic line that repeats "Don't make a lie" as a keyword, the past attacks a boy who blindly loves his mother who comes to insert only abusive father, hamburger once a week, while being accused of liars. Absurd scenes that do not connect with the future, the present, the delusion, or the reality develop one after another. The lines that can be folded along with the play of words sometimes create laughter and create a thrilling play space where you do not know what will happen.

Shaka power "Wolf boy" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Representative from Taiwan / Tomorrow Wago Seisakusho Co-coism "Stone Forest Concrete Jungle" (with subtitles)

A story of the love, conflict, anguish, and farewell of a homosexual couple unfolding in a room in a cluttered urban building where you can even feel the air. From a conversation with a young man who visited a doctor, the story goes naturally and shifts his eyes to the life of lovers. The conversation between the two is getting more and more tense, and "he" tells "he" to "marry (a woman) for his parents." The scene of strangling his lover with passion created tension, and at the end, the sadness of "his" who remained alone in the room struck my heart.

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Drama selection representative / selection drama team "Tomorrow"

Dramas selected from 108 publicly-offered plays will be performed by a special team organized for this theater festival. One day a friend who returned from abroad visits a man's room with a souvenir. On that day, a terrorist attack broke out in Japan. While watching the news saying "I'm crazy", I had an unpleasant premonition about the souvenir of the get-together that my friend gave me, and the shocking story of "I shot a person", and the thing that rolled out of his bag. teeth……. The social conversation drama, which unfolds in stylish white-colored art, was full of shocking eerieness that threatened peaceful everyday life.

Selected drama team "Tomorrow" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Hokkaido area representative / Wanwan's "Love is always layup? 』\

A high school basketball club with only one member left due to the rule of "no love". The member finally fell in love. To the member who decides to give up his first love in order to continue playing basketball, the adviser who should have been in the same "romance ban" makes a shocking confession that "I actually have a girlfriend"! A change from the serious play of the previous two groups. The comical dialogue that unfolds while interacting with each other on the stage calls for laughter. At the end, an actor who plays the role of a ball appears! Yanya's applause for the reversal of the basketball goal and the decision to shoot.

Wanwan's "Love is always a layup? 』\ Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Kansai area representative / ThE 2VS2 "contradiction / national school girls championship"

"Contradiction" where a man who is proud of the molester technique that never gets caught and a woman who makes a molester guilty with an ass that can not be touched fight a fierce battle on the Saikyo line during rush hour. A two-pronged "National School Girls Championship" where a live announcer and a commentator enthusiastically broadcast a fictitious competition battle in which two high school girls catch a man's heart with various handicrafts. The exchange of passionate lines and flashy actions are truly Kansai theater companies. He enjoyed the sharp laughter comedy full of laughter service spirit.

ThE 2VS2 "Contradiction / National School Girls Championship" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Tokyo area representative / Nikkan-bion- "Ferris wheel"

An acrophobic woman and a heavy smoker man who accidentally board the same Ferris wheel at an amusement park and are obliged to ride the Ferris wheel on their birthday every year. The two, who are cautious but start a conversation, talk about each other in the Ferris wheel that suddenly stopped in the sky …. I love the clumsy way of life of the two men and women, which is exposed by the accumulation of quiet and polite lines. A casual comedy drama born in a casual everyday lifeIn addition, my heart was washed and the nostalgic performing arts also caught my eye.

Hiyori -bion- "Ferris wheel" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

[B block]

Tohoku area representative / Gin's Bar "Snow of Ihatov"

A port town in Iwate prefecture immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake. A man who comes to the gymnasium of the school that became the morgue and continues to search for the whereabouts of his relatives. As a funeral director, he politely mourns the bodies that his family hasn't picked up yet, and continues to talk quietly as if the other person was alive. From the moment it begins, the solo play with the theme of the Great East Japan Earthquake is sucked in by the mellow narrative. Never let the events of that day weather. Gintaro Ibushi, who lives in the disaster area, was impressed with his various feelings.

Gin's Bar "Snow in Ihatov" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Korean representative / Theatrical company masterpiece corn field "Where the clock was" (with subtitles)

A new work by the Korean national team that won the "Kamome Award" and the "Drama Award" at the "1st Kanagawa Seagull Theater Festival". Don't die after a long illnessA father who ran a watch shop appears rejuvenated to his daughter, and the two talk about various memories while having fun. It was a pity that the actor who played the role of the father could not appear in the third performance due to family reasons, and it was a shame that the performance was suddenly made a substitute, but the sunflowers that express the summer season that my father liked are in full bloom. The performing arts are beautiful, and the music of the saxophone and guitar played on the stage skillfully creates a warm and lonely scene.

Theatrical company masterpiece corn field "where the clock was" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Kyushu area representative / Blue Egonaku "Aruhanashi"

The story of two men who formed a comic dialogue and a childhood friend who married one of them. The story, which started from the appearance of a duo who became an old man and showed a manzai at home, goes back in time to a young day, and weaves a life with a sad friendship episode in which three people sometimes pass each other and connect with each other. go. It was a challenging work that simply showed the complicated script of going backwards in time and finally returning to the present.

Blue Egonaku "Aruhanashi" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Tokai district representative / Tokai Union "And she is"

A unique work in which a girl who is a member of the library talks comically about her feelings and delusions for her favorite senior who borrows books from the library. Master, including senior rolesActors other than public girls are also impressed with the novel production that does not speak a word even if they mime on the stage. For 20 minutes, the power of the actress who keeps talking about the scenes and emotions of the girl and seniors, and the detailed script like a novel are also overwhelming. When the senior who made the audience imagine that he was a cool man appeared, he laughed at the big twist.

Tokai Union "And she" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Chugoku District Representative / Comtantan "Mole on the Moon"

Today, a woman in a water business and her customer who met outside the store for the first time. The man tells the woman who is trying to change her unhappy life with a mole, "There is a mole on the moon," and the two begin a mysterious ritual that their wish will come true. A woman who draws money from a man with a lie, a man who gives money while knowing that he is a lie. A debt-covered woman who refuses a man who loves a woman. On the stage where the awkwardness and loneliness of the two who desire happiness drift.

Comtantan "Mole on the Moon" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Kanagawa District Representative / Chireactors "Inside the Shizuru"

A work that won the honor of "Theatrical King" in "Theatrical King Kanagawa V" in October last year. The laughter conversation drama between the mother's boy who neglects "Oyashizuru" and "Oyashizuru" himself who urges "Get out of me before getting cavities!" Is alive and well. The production has been brushed up for KAAT's large studio, and more minutesIt is impressive that it has grown into a work that is easy to pick up and can be enjoyed straight. The power of the three actors who rhythmically perform a good-tempo dialogue (the ability of the song that appears as a director is also considerable!) Also shines more than "Drama King V".

Chi Reactors "In the meantime" Image courtesy of Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival Executive Committee

Public Examination & Award Ceremony

After the final performance of the A and B blocks, six judges met at the public screening and awards ceremony held after 17:30. Stage artist Rei Koike, theater group caramel box representative drama writer / director Yutaka Narii, scriptwriter Kazuhiko Ban, nibroll presided over drama writer / director / choreographer / dancer Mikuni Yanaihara, Magcal The 12 works were first commented on by the theater writer / director Kensuke Yokouchi and the director / actor LaSalle Ishii, who are also table members.

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At this theater festival, where a variety of works were gathered, it was impressive that each judge gave a multifaceted comment from his or her specialty. Mr. Narii, Mr. Ban, and Mr. Yokouchi made detailed requests about how to finish the script and how to direct it, and hints on how to make it a better work. Mr. LaSalle Ishii explained the mechanism that creates laughter centering on comedy works, and Mr. Yanaihara also mentioned how to use the actor's body. Mr. Koike will also give advice on how to create and direct effective performing arts, which is not usually talked about. Not only the performers, but also the audience, "Can we see this?It gave me a unique perspective of theater.

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Before the "Kamome Award" is decided, each award will be announced. The "Drama Award", in which a heated debate was fought among the judges, was the "Ferris wheel" of Nikkan-bion-. The "Direction Award" is "Stone Forest Concrete Jungle" by Tomorrow's Wago Seisakusho Co-coism, the representative of Taiwan. The "Actor Award" was given to Akiko Iwase, the creator and director of "Ferris Wheel", which also won the Drama Award, and received great applause from the venue.

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The next announcement will be the "Audience Award", which will be decided by counting the audience votes from March 2nd, the first day, to the last day of today. Based on the results of the votes projected on the screen, the Chireactors "Shizuru no Uchi", which received 104 votes, won the "Audience Award", the second place was Nikkan-bion- "Ferris wheel", and the third place was Wanwan's " Is love always a layup? The result was.

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And finally, to announce the best work and the "Kamome Award" given to the team. The audience was very excited about the thrilling presentation format in which the judges' points were distributed to each group and added in front of them based on the results of the audience voting just announced. Every time each judge voted, he screamed and won the prestigious "Kamome Award" …Kanagawa district representative, Chireactors who showed their power!

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Mr. Takashi Oshima, a creator and director who held the microphone with an excited expression and played the role of "Lovers in Love," exchanged a hug with the members of the theater company and said, "I'm surprised. I'm surprised how we should face it from now on (laughs), but I want this tournament to be even more exciting, and it's really fun to get together and interact with the idiots who burn their lives in short plays nationwide. The troupe will continue to be based in Kanagawa, so please remember just the name and go home! " I think it was a work suitable for the Kamome Award, which was a deep and interesting finish. "

Finally, the participating groups who were in the audience went up to the stage, and Tomofumi Nakayama (theater 045 syndicate), Kazuma Mashima (Rijita Planning), who had been MCs from the block tournament, and Satoshi Maruo, the executive committee chairman of this theater festival. Mr., the judges and the audience were united, and the four-day hot battle was concluded with the calls "Kamome!" And "Fly!".

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In the second part, we will deliver an interview with the Kamome Award-winning theater company Chireactors & Judge LaSalle Ishii. Please enjoy it together! " The 2nd Kanagawa Seagull Short Drama Festival" YuWin! Interview with Theatrical Company Chireactors & Jury LaSalle Ishii ”

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