About Black Stripe

Black Stripe Theater is a group of directors, actors, designers,

and theater artists pro完成ducing and performing English language theater in Tokyo. The company is dedicated to presenting theater of high standard using material by contemporary playwrights.

Company members include Chris Parham, Walter Roberts, Rachel Walzer

Sarajean Rossitto, Timothy Harris.

Past productions:

2015:  A Life In The Theater by David Mamet. Directed by Timothy Harris. The God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.directed by Ed Gilmartin

2014: Ashes to Ashes and One for the Road (written by Harold Pinter, directed by Timothy Harris

2013: The Possibilites (written by Howard Barker, directed by Katie Turner)

2012: Off the Map written by Joan Ackermann, directed by Rachel WalzerCloud Nine (written by Caryl Churchill, directed by Andrew Robinson)The Pillowman (written by Martin Macdonagh, directed by Liam Shea)
2011: Double-billThe Lesson (written by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Andrew Robinson) and Out at Sea (written by Slawomir Mrozek, directed by Chris Parham), Fat Pig (written by Neil LaBute, directed by Rachel Walzer), A Number (written by Caryl Churchill, directed by Walter Roberts).

2010: Doubt (written by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Rachel Walzer), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (written by Manuel Puig, directed by Tim Harris.

2009: The Hothouse (written by Harold Pinter, directed by Chris Parham).

2008: Glengarry, Glen Ross (written by David Mamet, directed by Chris Parham), The Homecoming (written by Harold Pinter, directed by Walter Roberts).

2007: The Dumb Waiter and Victoria Station (written by Harold Pinter, directed by Walter Roberts)


Recent Posts


Black Stripe Theater presents “Dealer’s Choice”  on March 23-26th, 2017


Black Stripe Theater will celebrate its 10th anniversary with Patrick Marber’s debut play about men obsessed with gambling at Trance Mission Theater in Sangubashi.

Dealer’s Choice, Patrick Marber’s first play, was originally performed at the Royal National Theater (Cottesloe) in London in February 1995 starring Ray Winston.  It won both the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers’ Guild Award for Best West End Play. A hugely popular 2007  revival of the play at the Menier Chocolate Factory was transferred to the Trafalgar Studios and was nominated for several awards.

The play is set in a restaurant in London and follows the lives of six poker addicts, Carl, Sweeney, Ash, Frankie, Stephen and Mugsy. The action takes place over three acts and the third act is set around the poker table. The play is about fathers and sons and the emotional deficiencies of men addicted to playing poker.

Patrick Marber’s plays include After Miss Julie (1995), Closer (1997), Howard Katz (2001), The Musicians (2004), Don Juan in Soho (2006)  (Based on Molière’s Don Juan), The Red Lion (2015), Three Days in the Country (2015) and Travesties (2016). For film Marber has written Closer (2004), Asylum (2005) and Notes on a Scandal (2006).

Black stripe Theatre are a group of actors, directors and theatre-makers who stage contemporary plays in English in Tokyo.  2017 marks the 10th anniversary of BST and Dealer’s Choice is the company’s 20th production.

Reserve tickets by clicking HERE or send an e-mail to blackstripetheater@gmail.com

Tickets are 3,500 yen (adult) and 3,000 (student)

Please note:

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to performance, seating is non-reserved, and there is a full cash bar available at Trance Mission Theater.