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Fresh from a U.S. tour, “Zero Cost House,” the first international collaboration work between Yokohama’s Chelfitsch company and Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company (PITC), opens at Kanagawa Arts Theatre next week with its original U.S. cast.

One of the few high-profile Japanese dramatists on the international scene, Chelfitsch founder Toshiki Okada tries to give audiences worldwide a sense of what young Japanese are thinking when it comes to their uncertain futures here. It is through such global forays — which will soon include Chelfitsch opening “Jimen to Yuka (A Ground and a Floor)” in Belgium in May, and a visit to Austria before coming to Japan in September — that PITC founder Dan Rothenberg came to direct Okada’s “Enjoy” in 2010 with an American cast.

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