The Embassy of Japan and the Theatre Village in support of Kunja Theater are organizing two-day solo theatre performances “Master Shoko and Margarita” by Shoko Ito, Japanese theatre artist in Kathmandu. The first performance is being organized at Nepal Tourism Board Auditorium on Friday, 23rd March 2018. The second performance will take place on Saturday, 24th March 2018 at the Kunja Theater, New Baneshwor. The performance on the 23rd will be attended by the invited guests only whereas the second performance on 24th will be free for public.
Ito is a renowned Japanese solo theatre artist who founded the ITO-GUMI theatre company in 1987 and she has performed her art in 62 countries around the globe. She works in theatre more than 30 years as a director, a writer and an actress. Her performances are highly regarded and awarded in various countries such as the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA, and Germany. In 2016, she performed her solo play “Samurai Grandma” in Nepal.
"The Embassy of Japan hopes that such performances may help Nepali theater lovers to acquire the taste of Japanese theater in their town. Also such opportunities will further promote cultural ties between Japan and Nepal contributing to promote friendly and cooperative relationship between the two peoples," said a press release issued by Embassy of Japan.