"Pratthana: A Portrait of Possession" Participatory Program

New ways to participate in the theater created by Pratthana: A Portrait of Possession

The theatrical performance Pratthana presents ways of participation that go beyond simply viewing the show from your seat. We welcome you to join this participatory program, which aims to “visualize the creative power of the audience” by presenting different inroads such as workshop facilitation, graphic recording, and drama reviews. Find our own way of engaging with the theater!

We are accepting participants in Pratthana school!
Take part in the school first, then apply to the graphic recording workshop or to be a workshop facilitator during the performances.

[School 2]acceptance was finished.

[School 1] Participating as a Facilitator in "Your Post Talk"
Date:Friday, 10th May
Time:18:00 - 20:00 (17:30 Open)
Place:loftwork 2F / FabCafe MTRL
Address:Do-genzaka Pia 2nd floor, 1-22-7 Do-genzaka, Shibuyaku

[School 2] Graphic Recording WS
Date:Sunday 2nd June
Time:14:00 - 17:00(13:30 Open)
Place:Yamabuki Factory
Address:341-4 Yamabukicho, Shinjukuku

Please apply to the school from here

"Pratthana: A Portrait of Possession"

Paris, Decsember, 2018/Photo:Takuya Matsumi

"Pratthana: A Portrait of Possession", which had its first global performance in Bangkok in 2018, is a story of a lone artist living in modern Thailand. Amid the turmoil of the state, political conflict, art, sex, pop culture, and repeated military coup d'états, the artist's soul and body are trapped and torn by the happiness and solitude of life, but he still aspires to live and to desire.

This is by no means just a story about Thailand. This is a story about us and you, living in the present.

The original work of Uthis Haemamool, a flag-bearer of modern Thai literature, has been adapted to a script and production by Okada Toshiki, and reconstructed by Tsukahara Yuya's scenography (representation of objects in perspective). As the winner of Thailand's sole artistic theater award, the Best Play Award at the IATC Thailand Dance and Theatre Awards in 2018, the play received high praise in the theater scene in Bangkok. The 4 hour epic performance was also met with wide acclaim for the performance at the Centre Pompidou (Festival d'Automne à Paris/ Japonismes 2018 Official Project), and is finally set to hold its first performance in Japan!

Performance Overview

Asia in Resonance 2019
Uthis Haemamool x Okada Toshiki x Tsukahara Yuuya
"Pratthana: A Portrait of Possession" 
2019 June 27 (Thursday) - July 7 (Sunday)
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Theatre East)


Organized by: Japan Foundation Asia Center
Sponsored by: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Planning and production: precog
Production: Japan Foundation Asia Center, precog, chelfitsch
Assistance with creation of works: Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Saison Foundation
Cooperation: Department of Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University; Srinakharinwirot University, College of Social Communication Innovation, Democrazy Theatre Studio, contact Gonzo, B-Floor Theatre, FAIFAI, For What Theatre, Splashing Theatre Company

Asia in Resonance 2019 is a series of events by the Japan Foundation Asia Center that has been running for fives years and provides a broad-ranging presentation of cultural exchange programs between Japan and Southeast Asia. It will be held mainly between June and July, 2019. Asia in Resonance presents an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of exceptional events from cross-border productions of stage performances and films; an international goodwill soccer match between a Japanese team and ASIAN ELEVEN, a team of selected Southeast Asian players; to a “Ninhongo Partners” symposium. Asia in Resonance 2019 is also scheduled to be run in Southeast Asia in the same year.

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