Who we are
The Black Stripe Theater is a group of international directors, actors and teachers bringing English-language theater opportunities to Tokyo and other cities in Japan.
Black Stripe Theater aims to engage, inspire, challenge and entertain young people and audiences by creating exciting drama opportunities through our workshops, talks, school visits and performances. We believe drama can be used as a powerful tool to change young people’s lives for the better.
The company name Black Stripe comes from a line in Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter, the company’s inaugural production, spoken by the character Gus ruminating about the crockery
The group have collaborated on many productions of classic, modern and contemporary English-speaking plays. In 2017 the group started taking their performances into schools and universities with the aim of bringing accessible, educational and fun performances to young people. This year BST stage 4 shows: Macbeth by William Shakespeare, The Gentlest Giant by Daniel Foley, and two plays in repertoire, The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Christmas Carol, both adapted by writer and actor Justin Davis.
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