Andrew Eglinton

Andrew Eglinton, a theater writer and researcher, contributes regularly to The Japan Times. He is a lecturer in performance studies at Konan Women's University.

For Andrew Eglinton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The experiment continues on Kyoto's stages

Stage Oct 4, 2018

The experiment continues on Kyoto's stages

The #MeToo movement has been gaining momentum in Japan over the past year, though its impact on public life hasn't been anywhere near as strong as in other countries. Still, the efforts of journalists such as Shiori Ito and BuzzFeed's Keiko Kojima have helped ...

The ambiguous world of today's ventriloquists

Stage Apr 27, 2017

The ambiguous world of today's ventriloquists

Franco-Austrian choreographer and director Gisele Vienne is fascinated by puppets and brings a group of nine ventriloquists and their marionettes to the stage in her latest piece, "The Ventriloquists Convention." The play is part of the World Theatre Festival Shizuoka run by Shizuoka Performing ...

T-C-T and TPAM set to offer a hot winter's feast of the arts

Stage Jan 24, 2017

T-C-T and TPAM set to offer a hot winter's feast of the arts

A bonanza is brewing in Tokyo and Yokohama for lovers of cross-cultural contemporary theater. That's because, from Jan. 25 to Feb. 5, the capital's Minato Ward hosts a new performance and workshop program named Theater Commons Tokyo. Meanwhile Yokohama's Naka Ward welcomes the seventh ...

Kyoto Experiment festival revels in breaking barriers

Stage Oct 25, 2016

Kyoto Experiment festival revels in breaking barriers

"Good fences make good neighbors" is an often-quoted line from Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall" about two farmers united in their effort to rebuild a wall that divides their land. Less well known is the poem's central query: "Why do good fences make good ...

Ishinha set for stunning final show

Stage Sep 27, 2016

Ishinha set for stunning final show

Performing on deserted beaches and in villages, temples, dockland warehouses and urban railyards, few theater companies can have traversed the range of landscapes and settings that have inspired Osaka-based Ishinha. Yet though journeys real and imagined have been key themes in Ishinha's recent works, with ...

Kyoto Experiment goes from strength to strength

Stage Feb 23, 2016

Kyoto Experiment goes from strength to strength

“It may be wrong to mix different wines, but old and new wisdom make an excellent mixture." So claims The Singer in Bertolt Brecht's 1944 play, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle." If so, there are few places where tradition and the avant-garde collide with more potent ...