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Overview Since its premiere in 2005, Chiten has staged this version of The Seagull in a variety of spaces, from an outdoor theatre to an opera house, a tearoom, and a cafe. The original play includes many dramatic elements, including a play-within-a-play, an opulent salon, failed romance, and a youthful suicide. But Chiten liberates the play from its conventional setting and turns any location into the “theatre” for the performance. The final version was staged at UNDER-THROW, Chiten’s Kyoto performance space, where a special “tea service” was offered in which audiences were served while speaking dialogue from the play. Bringing the period of the drama’s setting to life for contemporary audiences, the conceit also emphasized the fictional nature of theatre and presented the live actors as part of a documentary.








Photo by Hisaki Matsumoto


2013.12.28-29  UNDER-THROW
2014.1.1-3 / 5.2-5 / 10.24-27 UNDER-THROW
2014.9.18  Vladimir City Recreation Center (Vladimir / Russia)
2014.9.21  Volkov Theatre (Yaroslav l/ Russia)
2015.2.5-6&13-14 / 5.2-4 / 8.29-9.1 UNDER-THROW
2015.5.9-11  Aichi Prefectural Art Theater, The Mini Theater
2015.8.20, 22-23 Les Scènes du Chapiteau (Romainmôtier / Swiss)
Text Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Kiyoshi Jinzai

Direction Motoi Miura


Satoko Abe
Dai Ishida
Koji Ogawara
Shie Kubota
Saki Kohno
Yohei Kobayashi


Stage Design: Itaru Sugiyama + Karasuya
Lighting: Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Sound: Toshihiro Dooka
Costume: Kyoko Domoto
Stage Manager: Nobuaki Oshika, Sekoguchi Yoshinori (Aichi Prefectural Art Theater, 2015
Producution Co-ordinator: Aya Komori, Yuna Tajima

Presented by Chiten LLC.