Critics Live!: A post-show response to OIWA: The Ghost of Yotsuya

Date: 12 Jun 2021, Saturday
Time: 6.30pm (GMT+8)
Panelists: Alice Saville (UK), Amitha Amranand (TH), Matthew Lyon (SG) and Taisuke Shimanuki (JP)

Alice Saville (UK)

Alice Saville is a London-based theatre critic, editor and writer. She's editor of Exeunt Magazine, an online publication that specialises in experimental and longform theatre criticism, where she writes regular columns. She also contributes freelance articles to publications including Time Out, Stagedoor, The Stage and The Financial Times.

Amitha Amranand (TH)

Amitha Amranand has been a theatre critic since 2006. Her theatre reviews and articles regularly appear in the Bangkok Post. She currently sits on the Artistic Board of the Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM) and is the co-founder and co-host of Bangkok Offstage, the first bilingual podcast on the Bangkok performing arts scene.

Matthew Lyon (SG)

Matthew Lyon is a Theatre teacher at the School of the Arts and an occasional audiobook narrator. He has been a reviewing plays in Singapore for over twenty years, and is currently doing so for ArtsEquator.

Taisuke Shimanuki (JP)

Taisuke Shimanuki is an art writer and editor born in 1980 and based in Tokyo and Kyoto. He writes and edits for art and culture magazine and website - ‘BIJUTSU-TECHO’ and ‘CINRA.NET’ etc. His latest work was in the production and writing of a book related to ‘Platana: The Portrait of Possession’ (Uthis Haemamool [Novelist]×Toshiki Okada[Chelfitsch] × Yuya Tsukahara[contact Gonzo]) which was performed in Tokyo in June 2019.

ABOUT Critics Live!

Critics Live! is a critics-led programme series created by ArtsEquator to give arts audiences an insight into how critics formulate their responses to performances. Through Critics Live!, critics will share their experiences watching the show either in-venue or digitally, and discuss how the artists’ choices shape these respectively.   Critics Live! is open to public.