Tadashi SUZUKI Edit Profile
Kitazono High School and Waseda University.
Founded Waseda Sho-Gekijo 1966. Changed name to Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) 1984. Appointed Artistic Director of Iwanami Hall 1971.
Built Toga Theatre, Toga Village, Toyama Prefecture 1976. Guest Professor, at various schools including Juilliard School, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), University of California (San Diego) and University of Delegate. Founded Japan Performing Arts Center 1982.
Began annual Toga Institute Arts Festival 1982, Toga Institute Actor Training Programme 1983, bi-annual Mitsui Festival, Tokyo 1988. Appointed Artistic Director of Acting Company Mito (ACM) Theatre 1989. Work has included own texts On the Dramatic Passions I 1966, II 1970, III 1970 and Night and Clock 1975, Minoru Betsuyaku’s Zo 1962, The Little Match Girl 1966, Juro Kara's A Girl’s Mask 1969, A Greek triology and works by Chekhov and Shakespeare, many of these in theatres around the world.
Suzuki was general artistic director of Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC) (1995~2007), an international committee member of the Theatre Olympics, founding member of the BeSeTo Festival (jointly organized by leading theatre artists from Japan, China and Korea) and chairman of the Board of Directors for the Japan Performing Arts Foundation, a nationwide network of theatre professionals in Japan.
Married Hiroko Takeuchi in 1969.