Ikue Osada

East Asia Cultural Envoy FY28
Ikue Osada
Playwright / Head of a theatrical unit “Tegami-za”
  • Worked in Korea
  • Birthplace:Tokyo
  • Birth:May 18, 1977
  • Academic background:Major in Literary Arts, School of Literature I, Waseda University

Osada studied under Hisashi Inoue at the Drama Seminar Training Section of the Japan Playwrights Association. In 2009, she established a theatrical unit “Tegami-za” and since then she has written scripts for all of Tegami-za performances. She was nominated for the 16th Tsuruya Nanboku Drama Award with “The end of blue – Prelude of Galaxy Railway” (2012), and for the 17th same award and the 58th Kishida Kunio Drama Award with “A boat crossing the ground – 1945 / Attic Museum and Scribes” (2013). In 2016, on her third nomination, she won the 19th Tsuruya Nanboku Drama Award with “A mandarin orange and melancholy – another story of Noriko Ibaragi” (2015). She also received the New Artist Award of 70th Art Festival Prize (Drama Section) hosted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs with “A boat crossing the ground” (2015/replay).

Major works:

2011 “A harmonica in the sky – about the days when I was Misuzu”
(Tegami-za)
2012 “The end of blue – Prelude of Galaxy Railway” (Tegami-za)
“A falling bird” (Bungaku-za, Literary Art Study Committee)
“Love letters from Ranpo” (Tegami-za)
2013 “A boat crossing the ground – 1945 / Attic Museum and Scribes” (Tegami-za)
“Calm ocean of trees” (Office Cottone)
2014 “Brackish waters” (Tegami-za)
“The last paradise” (Bungaku-za, Atelier no Kai)
“SOU – Creation” (Ebizo Ichikawa’s 2nd self-produced performance “ABKAI 2014”)
2015  “A mandarin orange and melancholy – another story of Noriko Ibaragi” (Group lebal)
“Nocturnes” (HoriPro Inc.)
“Portrait of a Modern Happy Author” (Piccolo Theater Company, Hyogo)
2016 “Eternity on the other side of the river” (Tegami-za)
2017 “Shining” (Tegami-za)

Awards:

2015 The 19th Tsuruya Nanboku Drama Award
New Artist Award of 70th Art Festival Prize (Drama Section) hosted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs

Website: http://tegamiza.net/member/ikueosada.html