Mum & Gypsy a theatre company founded in 2007 by Takahiro Fujita who writes and directs all mum&gypsy production. Takahiro has collaborated with the same actors and technical staff members most of the time while they are not the members of the company. The company present a production every other month. Since 2012, he started collaboration with variety of writers as well as he releases his own theater. He collaborates diversity of artists and present theater acclaimed by people in theater and not in theater both.
Born in Hokkaido in 1985. Started at a local theater as an actor from 10 years old. He studied at Obirin University where Oriza Hirata taught, and started working for him as a director’ s assistant. In 2007, he established mum&gypsy while being a student of the Obirin University and started his career as playwright and director for all mum&gypsy production. His early production was based on his memory as a teenager about motif such as sea, town, girl, mother and death. His unique method to show the same scene in different angle for the audience like a movie scene became acquired in theater later. His had incorporated refrain technique which has been used in music scene for long time to his theater which later became his great feature of his theater. His other unique feature of his creation style is that he does not write and give the text to the actors and he directly gives lines to the actors during the rehearsal.
In 2011, he won the 56th Kishida Award by “Home, Waiting Dining Table, A World of Falling Salt” only the age of 26th. He collaborated with variety of artists and various age of actors. In 2014, the first overseas production “Dots and lines, and the cube formed. The many different worlds inside. And light” in Italy and Chile were successful. In 2016, not only history and society for the theme, he created “cocoon” based on the true story of girl solders in Okinawa during the world war II and won the director award at the 23rd Yomiuri Theater Award. In 2016, he wrote “Nina’ s Cotton” which was about the life of director, Yukio Ninagawa, and was planning to have production one for each together, but it never happened due to Ninagawa’ s death. He directed classic theater such as “Romeo and Juliette” which story develops un-clockwise, complicated way of stage set disposition and main characters were all played by women actresses. In July in 2018, his newest production “BOAT” was performed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre which is more than 800 seats. Works other than theater, he has contributed in many ways such as Fashion show, music live direction, essay, manga co-production.