Translation of The Dark Master by Kuro Tanino

Tets Kimura, Kuro Tanino

Research output: Other contribution


When an ordinary hiker stumbles into a dark and timeworn restaurant in Osaka, he is surprisingly asked to take over the venue by the misanthropic chef, despite having no prior cooking experience. The young man receives a cordless earphone and whispered instructions on how to make everything from the menu. From that moment on, the strange chef vanishes from sight; yet he sees everything, without being seen. Delicious smells fill the theatre as the young man is instructed to cook for a host of endearing and colourful characters that enter the restaurant and lead us down paths which are both sensual and disturbing, burlesque and demonic. All the while, the audience listens in on the chef’s commands using headphones of their own. After the performance, we are delighted to offer a Q&A with the director Karu Tanino and Joseph Mitchell, the Artistic Director of the OzAsia Festival.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAdelaide Festival Centre
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2019


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  • The Dark Master

    Kimura, T. (Translator), Tanino, K., Ogata, S., Pereira, K. F. O., Nomura, M., Sakai, H., Inoue, K. & Sugita, K., Oct 2021

    Research output: Non-textual formTheatre & Performance

    Open Access

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