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NON chosen to draw the cover of the historic theater journal, “The Age of Dialogue 2021”!

NON was chosen to draw the cover of the historic theater journal, “The Age of Dialogue 2021”!

“The Age of Dialogue (Serifu no Jidai)” is a theater journal published by Shogakukan Inc. from 1996–2010. The publication that was unfortunately suspended after 2010 has been revived for a special issue called “The Age of Dialogue 2021”.

Under these circumstances, we thought that “It’s the perfect time for drama plays” and published this issue to deliver the message from playwrights to fans of theaters all over Japan who can’t wait to watch plays again.

The novel coronavirus that became a global pandemic has plunged many theaters into long bouts of inactivity, so this theater journal will help deliver the message from playwrights to their audience during the pandemic.

This picture was used as the cover design for a play performed in 2018, called “‘NON’ Solo Show -Girls Bare Their Fangs-“. We asked NON to design the face of the character, based on the previous motif “faces” of “The Age of Dialogue”.

Available at bookstores as well as online. Please check it out.

【Content】
Limited revival of the legendary theater journal coveted by fans of theater plays.

Exclusive 1: The “Post COVID-19 Dramas” introduces short plays by 24 popular playwrights, from veterans to up-and-coming writers, and peeks of 5 new theater plays planned to be performed soon!

Exclusive 2: In the “Reprint of the Legendary First Issue! ~Message to the Theater Industry in the COVID-19 pandemic”, the dialogue between Yasushi Inoue and Oriza Hirata, the essays by Minoru Betsuyaku and Kunio Shimizu, and the draft of Hideki Noda’s play “Akaoni” have been reprinted! Other than Makoto Sato’s exclusive interview, the cover is designed by the actress NON.

E-book Information
https://www.shogakukan.co.jp/digital/092010020000d0000000