Toshiki Okada

TOSHIKI OKADA (b. in Yokohama in 1973) is a Japanese stage director and author, considered one of the leading voices of the artists of his gen¬eration. In 1997 he formed the theatre company Chelfitsch. Since then he has written and directed all the company's productions, practicing a distinctive methodology for creating plays, and has come to be known for his use of hyper-colloquial Japanese and unique choreography. His works deal with cultural upheaval and their social ramifications. His productions with his Chelfitch company have been honoured with several awards. As an author, he not only writes the texts of his own productions, but also prose. Furthermore, he has widened the sphere of his activity to art exhibitions as well. In 2016, he began a commission to direct works in a repertory program at the Münchner Kammerspiele for three consecutive seasons.