Aiming to foster regional theater links through research, fieldwork and creative exchange, Festival/Tokyo last year launched its new Asia Series, focused then on South Korea. This year it's the turn of Myanmar, with three artists from the evolving scene there being introduced to F/T 2015 audiences.
Since 2010, when the first elections for generations were held in the country formerly known as Burma, economic development has accompanied freedoms of assembly unknown during decades of military rule. The spread of the Internet has also increased information exchange, new forms of expression and international collaboration.
Against this backdrop, Asia Series 2015 will feature "Roundabout in Yangon," a program in which three artists in different fields explore the same topic: Myanmar's identities.