Tadashi Suzuki

Theatre Director, Author

1939 –

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Who is Tadashi Suzuki?

Tadashi Suzuki is a theatre director, writer and philosopher working out of Toga, Toyama, Japan. Suzuki is the founder and director of the Suzuki Company of Toga, organizer of Japan’s first international theatre festival, together with director Anne Bogart he co-founded the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in Saratoga Springs, New York, and creator of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training. Suzuki also was General Artistic Director of Shizuoka Performing Arts Center, an international committee member of the Theatre Olympics, founding member of the BeSeTo Festival and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Japan Performing Arts Foundation, a nation-wide network of theatre professionals in Japan.

Suzuki’s works include “On the Dramatic Passions”",“The Trojan Women”, “Dionysus”, “King Lear”, “Cyrano de Bergerac”, “Madame de Sade”, etc. Besides productions with his own company, he has directed several international collaborations, such as The Tale of Lear, co-produced and presented by four leading regional theatres in the US”; King Lear, presented with the Moscow Art Theatre; Oedipus Rex, co-produced by Cultural Olympiad and the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus; and Electra, produced by Ansan Arts Center / Arco Arts Theatre in Korea and the Taganka Theatre in Russia.

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Jun 20, 1939
  • Japan
Lived in
  • Toyama Prefecture

on July 23, 2013


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