Artistic Director Akira Shirai
Setagaya Public Theater Artistic Director
Akira Shirai(Akira Shirai)
Born in Kyoto Prefecture.
After graduating from Waseda University, from 1983 to 2002, presided over the Yu ⦿ machine / full automatic theater.
After becoming independent as a director, he has worked on a wide range of projects, from straight plays to music plays, musicals, and operas.
From the opening of the Setagaya Public Theater, performances such as "Broken Toy", "Another Day", "La Vita ~Looking at Love and Death~", "Pitchfork Disney", "The Fastest Clock in the Universe", etc.
In the planned and produced performances at this theater, he has directed many productions such as "Accidental Music", "The Threepenny Opera", "Glass Leaves", "Mercury Fur", "Radiant Vermin".
9th and 10th Yomiuri Theater Awards Outstanding Director Award, 05 Yoshiko Yuasa Award for "Accidental Music" (Screenplay Category)
In 12, he directed the Matsumoto citizen opera The Magic Flute, which received the Yoshio Sagawa Music Award.
In April 2014, he was appointed KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater Artistic Supervisor (artistic advisor), and from April 4 to March 2016, served as the theater's artistic director.