Nibroll “Drama Queen”

  • Events
  • February 7 - 10, 2019
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre West

About the event

Real tragedy, fake tragedy, fictional tragedy — For us in the “now,” what is a genuine “tragedy”?

Five actresses in tragic situations despair at their absurd circumstances. They resort to embellishment and sometimes even self-justification, raising their voices to tell the tale of their misfortune. This performances interrogates the relationship between the self and the world through a structure that portrays three separate dimensions of tragedy: tragedy that occurs in the real world, fake tragedy created by self-absorbed exaggerations of personal misfortune, and fictional tragedy that occurs on the stage. What is tragedy for those of us living in this current moment? And how can humanity confront the absurd?

Performers: Izumi Kasagi, Nozomi Kawata, Yubie Mitsuse, Mai Minato, Meiry Mochizuki
Choreograph, Direction: Mikuni Yanaihara
Video, Set design: Keisuke Takahashi
Music: SKANK
Lighting: Masayo Okano (PICOLER)


I am all alone
Just phenomena scattered here and there around the world
I have no relation to the world

From here, I can clearly see your situation
I can clearly see that the world is distorted
Just what are you really and truly thinking?
I want you to tell me

With vaguely remembered lines
I fling the flowers you just bought me to the floor
Dancing a slovenly dance with my body still in a sulk
About the blood the women spilled
Somebody somewhere voices off-the-mark comments
I am watching all the way
Until the play just begun tapers off into two dimensions

But even so, there will be no tragedy here
Only my body bleeding, that’s all

Ticket information

Ticket price (Reserved seat)
Adult: Advance ¥3,500 / Door ¥3,800
U25: Advance ¥2,500 / Door ¥2,800

※You can choose the seat area.
※Audiences using a wheelchair should please contact here: nibroll.ticket@gmail.com



Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre West

1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan 171-0021


7(Thu) 19:30
8(Fri) 14:00 / 19:30
9(Sat) 14:00 / 19:30
10(Sun) 14:00

*The reception opens 60 minutes before the performance / Doors open 30 minutes before the performance.


Izumi Kasagi, Nozomi Kawata, Yubie Mitsuse, Mai Minato, Meiry Mochizuki
Choreograph, Direction
Mikuni Yanaihara
Video, Set design
Keisuke Takahashi
Masayo Okano (PICOLER)
Presented by
Nibroll, precog co.,LTD.
Associated with
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by
Japan Arts Fund

Press release

Nibroll “Drama Queen”
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