International collaborative projects are one of the festival's strong focuses since the start. By continuing co-productions, the festival has aimed to develop the network of artists.
In 2015, the vision proceeds to the next step with the launch of multinational theatre*ricca, an Asian multinational theatre company which is based in the festival. The objective is the company is to produce co-productions with Asian artists at the festival and bring the productions on tour to areas in Asia where children do not have regular access to theatres.
The first production of multinationa theatre*ricca is The Story of the Little Gentleman. The festival will present 2 versions: String Quartet version directed by Torbjörn Astner (Sweden) and Asian Traditional Instruments version directed by Fraser Corfield (Australia).
We thank the Japan Foundation Asia Center for the support.