Open-air Performing Arts Festival under Mt. Fuji 2016 in Mishima

9 July at 14:00
18 July at 15:00

Departure from the front area of Mishima station

Directed by Adrian SCHVARZSTEIN & Kamchàtka Company
Performed by Kamchàtka Company

10 July at 15:00-18:30
15 July at 15:00-18:30
16 July at 15:00-18:30
17 July at 15:00-18:30

Meeting point at the entrance of Chuocho branch of Mishima city hall
At former Mishima Central Kindergarten

Directed by Adrian SCHVARZSTEIN & Kamchàtka Company
Performed by Kamchàtka Company

Dragon with Eight Heads from KOJIKI
16 July at 14:00
17 July at 14:00
18 July at 14:00

At Ekimae entrance of Rakujuen

Directed by MIYAGI Satoshi
Performed by SPAC


Antigone (New York)

Japan 2019 Official Program


Two years after the international sensation it caused as the opening program of the world’s top arts festival, Avignon Festival, in 2017, ANTIGONE will set off on a New York tour!
SPAC is re-performing its most renowned work, ANTIGONE, as one of the official programs of the Japanese culture festival Japan 2019, which started in New York and Washington, D.C. in March 2019.
This program was originally performed at the Cour d’honneur du Palais des Papes as the opening program of the world’s top arts festival, Avignon Festival, in 2017. Its production caused a great sensation among viewers and critics with its ingenious stage devices, including a floor covered with water and massive 30-meter-high projections of the performers’ shadows on the wall of the Palais des Papes, as well as its story that contrasted the Japanese view of life and death with the non-binary worldview of the mythological Greek princess.
The program will be performed at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, a former military facility that is now used as a venue for live performances and installation art by the world’s top artists. Utilizing the vast space and the high arched ceiling, we will make the Wade Thompson Drill Hall into a stage of almost the same size as that in the Cour d’honneur du Palais des Papes, reproducing the watercovered stage and shadow projections on the wall.
What will Antigone’s worldview, which refuses to divide people into enemies and allies, offer to a U.S. audience which has long been exposed to social disruption? We hope you will get to see this new challenge that Miyagi and SPAC are about to take on.

Park Avenue Armory

Japan 2019

Japan 2019, following on the successful Japonismes 2018 in France, aims to broaden understanding of and interest in Japanese culture in the United States through two programs: the Japan 2019 Official Program featuring a series of events co-organized or supported by the Japan Foundation, mainly in New York and Washington, D.C., and the Japan 2019 Associated Program, featuring affiliated events organized by public and private entities to introduce Japanese culture and promote exchange between Japan and the U.S.

Japan 2019

Period: From March to December 2019
Also, SPAC’s Mahabharata – Nalacharitam was a great success at Japonismes 2018 as one of the official programs, selling out all 1,000 seats for all six performances.

Japonismes 2018 “Mahabharata – Nalacharitam”


The scene is in Thebes of ancient Greece. The previous king Oedipus is expelled from the country after discovering the secret of his birth. Jocasta, who is Oedipus’ wife and mother, kills herself. Their sons, Eteocles and Polynices, fight for the throne and Polynices is expelled to Argos. Later, Polynices attacks Thebes with the army of Argos. There, Polynices and Eteocles engage in single combat. Under the curse of Oedipus, both brothers die by each other’s sword. Jocasta’s younger brother, Creon, ascends to the throne of Thebes. Creon decides to respectfully bury Eteocles who protected Thebes, while decreeing that Polynices’ body is not to be buried in order to let wild birds feast on it, on the pain of death. However, Oedipus’ daughter Antigone defies the order, despite admonitions from her sister Ismene, and decides to attempt to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices.


       9/25 Wed 19:30
       9/26 Thu 19:30
       9/27 Fri 20:00
       9/28 Sat 20:00
       9/29 Sun 14:00
       9/30 Mon 19:30
       10/3 Thu 19:30
       10/4 Fri 20:00
       10/5 Sat 20:00
       10/6 Sun 14:00 / 20:00

     Park Avenue Armory
     Duration: 105 minutes
     Language: In Japanese with English subtitles

Staff / Cast

Conceived and directed by MIYAGI Satoshi
Written by Sophocles
Translated by YAGINUMA Shigetake
Composed by TANAKAWA Hiroko
Space design: KIZ Junpei
Costume design: TAKAHASHI Kayo
Lighting design: OSAKO Koji
Hair and makeup: KAJITA Kyoko
Performed by Micari, HONDA Maki, AKAMATSU Naomi, ABE Kazunori, ISHII Moemi, OUCHI Yoneji, OHTAKA Kouichi, KATO Yukio, KIJIMA Tsuyoshi, KONAGAYA Katsuhiko, SAKAKIBARA Yuumi, SAKURAUCHI Yu, SATO Yuzu, SUZUKI Mariko, DAIDOMUMON Yuya, TAKEISHI Morimasa, TATENO Momoyo, TERAUCHI Ayako, NAGAI Kenji, NOGUCHI Shunsuke, FUSE Asuka, MISHIMA Keita, MIYAGISHIMA Haruka, MORIYAMA Fuyuko, YAMAMOTO Miyuki, YOSHIUE Soichiro, YOSHIMI Ryo, WAKANA Daisuke, WATANABE Takahiko
Organized by The Japan Foundation, SPAC–Shizuoka Performing Arts Center, Park Avenue Armory
Supported by Citi, Bloomberg Philanthropies, ANA


MIYAGI Satoshi

General Artistic Director of Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
Born in Tokyo in 1959, after studying aesthetics at Tokyo University under ODASHIMA Yushi, WATANABE Moriaki and HIDAKA Hachiro, he founded the KU NA’ UKA theater company in 1990 and soon began staging plays overseas as well as in Japan. As a result, MIYAGI’s work — in which he often fuses contemporary textual interpretations with physical techniques and patterns of Asian theatre — has long been acclaimed both at home and far abroad. Indeed, in 2004 he received the 3rd Asahi Performing Arts Award, and the next year the 2nd Asahi Beer Art Award.
Since taking up his position with SPAC in April 2007, MIYAGI has staged many of his own works — including “Medea”, the Hindu epic “Mahabharata”, and “Peer Gynt” — and has invited artists from abroad to present pieces casting a keen eye on the modern world as they see it. In line with his aim to make theatre “a window to the world,” he has also started a new SPAC-based project aimed at the youth of Shizuoka.
In 2014, MIYAGI was invited to the Festival d’Avignon, where he received excellent reviews for his open-air version of the Hindu epic “Mahabharata” staged in La Carrière de Boulbon. Following that landmark achievement, the festival extended the honor of inviting MIYAGI to present a Buddhist interpretation he created of the ancient Greek mythological tragedy “Antigone” as its super-prestigious opening program for 2017. On that occasion, which was the first time an Asian play had ever been selected to launch the festival, MIYAGI’s exalted “stage” was the open-air Cour d’honneur du Palais des papes (the Honor Court of the Palace of Popes). By the play’s end, those towering medieval stone walls were ringing out with long and splendid standing ovations welcoming the work’s director and creator along with SPAC’s actors and staff — while more than 60 European media all gave great reviews.
In 2018, he received the 68th Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize of Drama. Also he recieved “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” from the Ministry of Culture of France in 2018.

Festival d’Avignon 2017

Records of ANTIGONE at Festival d’Avignon 2017 

Japanese  Français


Open-air Performing Arts Festival under Mt. Fuji 2019 in Fukuroi


SPAC’s open-air theater is coming to Fukuroi!

At the Open-Air Performing Arts Festival under Mt. Fuji, theater plays are performed in public spaces, such as squares, parks, and streets. This year, the festival is going to be held in conjunction with Fukuroi City’s promotional event for the Rugby World Cup 2019, titled Fukuroi Open-air Music and Arts Festival in Tsukiminosato. At this event, SPAC will play an outdoor program, Run, Melos! -Fukuroi Version-.
Don’t miss out on the dynamic performance by SPAC performers, running this way and that way around the square.

TOKYO2020 Cultural Olympiad

Open-air Performing Arts Festival under Mt. Fuji 2019 in Fukuroi

Run, Melos! -Fukuroi Version-

Conceived and directed by YAMADA Hiroyuki (Uniquepoint)
Original text by DAZAI Osamu

Performed by SPAC



NAGAI Sayako



Music director: YASUTOMI Furuta (Uniquepoint)

Music performance: SHIMAZAKI Atsushi, Asumi

Sound: ISHIYAMA Ichiro (REAL.one music)

Assistant direction: FURUICHI Hiroki, YAMADA Ai (Uniquepoint)

Production: TANJI Haru, NISHIMURA Ai (SPAC)



21 September, Saturday 11:00 / 15:00

At Tsukiminosato Park Access
*Performances will be held even if it rains.

Admission free, no reservation required
Duration: approx. 40 minutes (expected)
Organized by the Committee of the Open-air Performing Arts Festival under Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture

Cosponsored by Fukuroi City, Fukuroi City Board of Education

Cooperated by Fukuroi Open-air Music and Arts Festival in Tsukiminosato

Approved by Fujinokuni Arts Festival

Shizuoka KMC(Kids Meet Culture) Project

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Tsukiminosato Gakuyukan Workshop Center
Tsukiminosato Park

The Tsukiminosato Gakuyukan Workshop Center was designed by HASEGAWA Itsuko, an architect from Shizuoka Prefecture. This complex workshop center opened in 2001 and has a hall, workshop rooms, a library, a swimming pool, and a fitness room. Tsukiminosato Park was designed as an integrated facility with the adjoining Workshop Center. It has an open-air stage, a multi-purpose room, and a play pool. It is local residents’ favorite place to relax. www.tsukiminosato.com (Japanese)

Fukuroi Open-air Music and Arts Festival in Tsukiminosato

ふくろい野外音楽・芸術フェスタin月見の里In addition to SPAC’s open-air program, various other musical performances, exhibitions, and workshops will be held. There will also be an area where visitors can try rugby.

21 September, Saturday

At Tsukiminosato Gakuyukan Workshop Center, Swimming Pool, Tsukiminosato Park

Tsukiminosato Gakuyukan Workshop Center (4-3-7 Kamiyamanashi Fukuroi city Shizuoka prefecture)
Tel.0538-49-3400 (9:00-17:00 / closed on Thursday)

More detail

YAMADA Hiroyuki
yamada_photoPlaywright, stage director, head of Theater Company Uniquepoint, art director at Shirokono Theatre. After living in Tokyo and directing stages in Japan and overseas for about 25 years, Yamada moved to Shizuoka in 2015 and opened Shirokono Theatre in Fujieda City in 2018. Since then, he has expanded his creative fields while being deeply involved with the local community.

▼ Photos of Open-air Performing Arts Festival under Mt. Fuji 2018 in Kakegawa


SPAC AUTUMN – SPRING 2019 – 2020


October 2019-March 2020
At Shizuoka Arts Theatre

Ode to Joy 

Directed by MIYAGI Satoshi
Written by KITAMURA So
Performed by OKUNO Akihito, KASUGAI Ippei, TAKII Miki

*In Japanese with English subtitles

12 October, Saturday
13 October, Sunday
19 October, Saturday
20 October, Sunday
26 October, Saturday
at 2:00pm

Peer Gynts -Asylum’s Dreams   

Original text by Henrik IBSEN
Directed by Yudi Ahmad Tajudin,
in a collaboration with
Ugoran Prasad (Dramaturg)
KAWAGUCHI Takao (Performance artist/Dancer/Choreographer)
Venuri PERERA (Choreographer/Dancer)
Micari (Actress)
Muhammad Nur Qomarudin (Actor/Dancer)
MORINAGA Yasuhiro (Sound artist/Composer)
NGUYEN Manh Hung (Visual artist)
Arsita Iswardhani (actress/performance artist)
Gunawan Maryanto (actor/writer)

Also performed by

*With Japanese/English subtitles

9 November, Saturday
10 November, Sunday
16 November, Saturday
17 November, Sunday
at 2:00pm

The Good Person of Szechwan (working title)  

Directed by WATANABE Takahiko
Text by Bertolt BRECHT
Performed by IZUMI Yoji, OUCHI Tomomi, KIUCHI Kotoko, KIJIMA Tsuyoshi, KONAGAYA Katsuhiko, MISHIMA Keita, YAMAMOTO Miyuki, YOSHIUE Soichiro

14 December, Saturday
15 December, Sunday
21 December, Saturday
22 December, Sunday
at 2:00pm

Grimm’s Fairy Tale -The Girl, the Devil and the Mill-

Directed by MIYAGI Satoshi
Written by Olivier PY
Original text by GRIMM brothers
Translated by NISHIO Sachiko and YOKOYAMA Yoshiji
Music Directed by TANAKAWA Hiroko
Performed by IKEDA Makiko, OUCHI Yoneji, KIJIMA Tsuyoshi, SUZUKI Mariko, DAIDOMUMON Yuya, TAKEISHI Morimasa, NAGAI Kenji, MIYAGISHIMA Haruka, MORIYAMA Fuyuko, WAKAMIYA Yoichi

*In Japanese with English subtitles

18 January, Saturday
19 January, Sunday
25 January, Saturday
1 February, Saturday
2 February, Sunday
at 2:00pm

The Menam River Japanese

Directed by IMAI Tomohiko
Written by ENDO Shusaku
Performed by ABE Kazunori, OUCHI Tomomi, OHTAKA Kouichi, OKUNO Akihito, KATO Yukio, KONAGAYA Katsuhiko, SATO Yuzu, TAKII Miki, HAYASHI Daiki, FUSE Asuka, MISHIMA Keita, YAMAMOTO Miyuki, YOSHIUE Soichiro, WATANABE Takahiko

*In Japanese with English subtitles

15 February, Saturday
16 February, Sunday
23 February, Sunday
24 February, Monday
29 February, Saturday
1 March, Sunday
7 March, Saturday
at 2:00pm


Ode to Joy
 Prior Reservation for Membership begins: 27 July at 10:00
 Advance Tickets Sale begins: 3 August at 10:00

Multitude of Peer Gynts (working title)
The Good Person of Szechwan (working title)
 Prior Reservation for Membership begins: 21 September at 10:00
 Advance Tickets Sale begins: 28 September at 10:00

Grimm’s Fairy Tale -The Girl, the Devil and the Mill-
The Menam River Japanese
 Prior Reservation for Membership begins: 16 November at 10:00
 Advance Tickets Sale begins: 23 November at 10:00

●Online reservations

– Please enter from the language button “English”.
– Payment is possible with the following credit cards: DC, UFJ, NICOS, VISA, and Master. Tickets purchased through this website can be received at the venue from one hour prior to each performance.

●Phone reservations
from 10:00-18:00 at SPAC ticket center
TEL. +81-(0)54-202-3399

●Purchase at BOX Office
SPAC ticket center (10:00-18:00)

●Purchase at Seven Eleven
Please use Multi Copy Machine inside stores

Day Ticket
Available at the entrance counter for leftover seats, from one hour prior to each performance.
*Please confirm ticket availability on the day by phone or by visiting Twitter (@_SPAC_)

*Ticket reservations will finish at 18:00 on the day before the performance.

Please refrain from taking infants to the ordinary seats.

Ticket Price

4,200 yen (One viewing for regular adult)

SPAC Membership Discount
3,500 yen (One viewing for regular adult)

Pair Discount
3,700 yen per person

Group Discount
3,300 yen per person for group of 3 or more

Senior Discount
3,500 yen for seniors over 60
*Please present ID at door

Student Discount
2,000 yen (University)
1,000 yen (High School and under)
*Please present school ID at door

Handicap Discount
2,900 yen (for those who possess handicap passbook)

*Cannot use more than one discount per purchase.
*Please inform use of discount when making reservation.

[Nursery room] (up to three children, based on a first come first served basis; reservation required)
SPAC provides a nursery room where you can watch the performance with your infant children.

[Nursery service] 
Please contact us at least one week in advance if you would like to use the free nursery service run by volunteers.

Produced by SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council