Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 here in Japan, Sheepdog Theatre has suspended all operations until 2021.
We thank everyone who came to our inaugural show for their patronage and support, and express our sincere hopes that you and your family remain healthy.
We look forward to safely returning to the stage and commencing our mission of bringing quality theatre to Tokyo audiences.
‘Through a Glass Darkly’ is the stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Academy Award winning film of the same name.
It centres on Karin, a young woman released from a psychiatric asylum who is determined to reconnect with her father, husband and brother. But as much as she wants to make things right, she feels pulled back to her other place. A place of truth, and love and God. The others tell her it’s her sickness, and she must not go there. And so, in a last, desperate bid to please the men she loves, Karin reaches out for the one thing that will keep her connected to them.
With devastating consequences.
‘Through A Glass Darkly’ is Sheepdog Theatre’s first show in Tokyo. It will play at Theater Shine in Asagaya, November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019.
Performances times are:
Friday November 1st: 7:00pm
Saturday November 2nd: 2:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday November 3rd: 1:30pm & 5:30pm
Kimie Mizuno plays the role of Karin and is a Japanese/Australian performance maker, choreographer, drama teacher, and director. Recent directing projects include TIP Main Stage show of Speaking in Tongues (2017), and TIP Youth including Fame Jr. (2017), Beauty and the Beast Jr. (2018) and Into the Woods Jr. (2019). With Tokyo Theatre for Children she has been directing, acting and choreographing since 2014. The Weirdest Kid I Know, opening mid-November will be her 3rd show she has worked on as choreographer with the company.
Anthony White plays the role of David in his debut Tokyo performance. He’s an actor previously based in Sydney, Australia where he trained at the Actors College of Theatre & Television. Theatre highlights include the Woman in Black, The Seagull and The Blue Balloon, winner of the Sydney short play festival, Short & Sweet. Recent short film credits include Little Heart and a short film interpretation of Kafka’s The Trial.
Evan Spreen plays the role of Martin in his last Tokyo performance before returning to the States. Evan’s previous credits include ‘Dog Sees God’, which was awarded high honours at both American and international theatre competitions, as well as more recently starring in ‘Disturbance’, an original musical that premiered in June. Evan is also an accomplished writer and has had his work performed in Poland, Austria and Japan.
We believe that great theatre is not a luxury, but a necessity. With its power to exhilarate, to inspire and ultimately to transform, there’s a reason people have been going to see plays for over two thousand years.
But we also know in many cases, theatre falls well short of what it’s capable of. Cliches are mistaken for authenticity. Insecurity replaces daring. And courage falls a distant second to being liked.
Sheepdog Theatre, however, is committed to theatre that evokes recognition of the entire human condition. We believe in works that feel dangerous, exhilarating and ultimately gives an insight into what it means to be alive.
And by performing small-scale shows in venues that put you, the audience, right in the thick of the action, we have nowhere to hide.
Which is just the way we like it.