Monday, February 25, 2013

Spotlight On...Yanomi

Name: Yanomi

Hometown: Oita, Japan

Education: Hiroshima University, English and American Literature

Why theater?: Because performer and audience can share the real time and space filled with our voice and physical expression with our limitless imagination. Theatre is the miracle magic world!

Tell us about A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup: The mysterious Miss Hiccup lives alone, but is definitely not lonely. She is forever accompanied by a raucous cast of sounds and music that make her life an absurd adventure.

What inspired you to create A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup?:
I often hiccup in my real life and it seems to be funny and embarrassing as an adult. I love the sounds from my body and the world.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love theatre in general, comedy of course, especially Japanese traditional comedy Kyogen is my favorite.  I love reading books as well, Michael Ende is one of my most favorites. And music always inspires me.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?:
Andrew Connor

What show have you recommended to your friends?: The Cody Rivers Show is the best ever.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: "The Troublesome" starring Yanomi, myself!

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Drinking beer all night long.

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?:
An English teacher in Japan

What’s up next?:
I'm going to perform in Czech Republic for the first time!