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Katsura Sunshine Rakugo Performance

Enjoy Japanese Traditional Rakugo Comic Storytelling in English!
Sat.06.02 5:30-7:00pm, No Additional Ticket Needed































Katsura Sunshine Biography

Katsura Sunshine was born in Toronto, Ontario, to parents of Slovenian origin. He studied Classics at the University of Toronto, specializing in Ancient Greek Theatre.

In September, 1995, his version of Aristophanes’ “Clouds” opened at the Poor Alex Theatre in Toronto, and ran for 15 months before embarking on a tour of central and eastern Canada.
Sunshine went to Japan in 1999 to pursue studies in Japanese theatre.

On September 1st , 2008, he was accepted as an apprentice to the great Rakugo storytelling Master, Katsura Bunshi VI (then named Katsura Sanshi), and received from his Master the Rakugo name Katsura Sunshine.
Sunshine is the first ever Western Rakugo storyteller in the history of the “Kamigata” Rakugo tradition, based in Osaka, and only the second ever in the history of Japan.

He has performed in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Thailand, Nepal, Ghana, Senegal, Gabon, South Africa, as well as throughout Japan. He had both his West End debut at the Leicester Square Theatre and his off-Broadway debut at the SoHo Playhouse for three weeks each in 2017.

Sunshine currently divides his time between New York, London and Tokyo.

Official HP: http://katsurasunshine.com/en

落語家 桂三輝 プロフィール

カナダ・トロント出身の上方落語家。1995年9月、トロント大学在学中に専攻の古典ギリシャを題材としたミュージカル「Clouds」を制作し、トロントに劇場を構えるPoor Alex Theatreにて、当時カナダで最長となる15ヶ月のロングラン記録を達成。


2015年には活動の中心をロンドンへ移し、2017年には、演劇の聖地、ロンドンのウエストエンド(Leicester Square Theatre)、ニューヨークのオフブロードウェイ(SoHo Playhouse)にて落語ロングラン公演を行った。昨今は、世界を舞台とし幅広い活動に際し、在カナダ文化大使、日本とスロヴェニア共和国の親善大使に任じられた。


公式サイト: http://katsurasunshine.com


Information is as of today. Subject to Change.

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