OMT show list as of April 2012 pdf
OMT introduction pdf English
OMT Show History (reverse chronology)
1300 Years: The Tale of Nata Temple (2017) - 7 performances - this show mixes history, legend, and fantasy in tracing the founding of Komatsu's most famous temple and its path to the present day. Presented twice outdoors at the temple itself, and then in our home theater.
Bilingual Kyogen Musical MONKEY!
(2015) - 13 performances - the kyogen play Utsubo Zaru (The Monkey-skin Quiver) and the Japanese folktale Momo-Taro (Peach Boy) are reset in 1870's Japan, featuring a lord on the hunt with his servant and a troupe of travelling players fresh off the boat from the USA.
Radio Osugi (2000, 2014) 25 performances – imagining a fledgling radio station in our village in the 1920’s, complete with a radio drama, “Meyo and the Pirate Adventure.”
Triple Kyogen Musical Takara!(Treasure!) (2013-14) - Combines the kyogen plays Busshi (The Fake Sculptor), Takara no Kasa (The Magic Straw Hat), and Bonsan (The Bonsai Thief) in a zany and fun show of deception and the beauty of an old story by the monk Ryokan.
Yokubari Tengu IV: Ghost Story (Greed Goblin IV: Ghost Story) (2012) - honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, we reset "A Christmas Carol" on New Year's Eve in old Japan. Tengu is Scrooge, and though the plot is the same as the original, the ghosts and other characters are from Japanese tradition.
Welcome to Komatsu (1996 as Komatsu Internet Love Story; 2011) - 23 performances. A remake of Komatsu Internet Love Story, with new songs and plot twists. 17th century haiku poet and a 12th century dancer – what would happen if they were young folks in the 21st century?! Included performances in London and Gateshead. UK, and Schwaz , Austria.
Kaga no Chiyojo Haiku Musical: Kokoro Yori (Haiku from the Heart) (2010) – ten performances. Introducing the haiku of a local poet (1703-1775).
Kimodameshi (Taro's Test of Courage) 2001-4, 2009-10 44 perf. – our second kyogen musical, this one based on the play “Bow and Arrow Taro.” Includes performances at Yakumo International Theatre Festival and in Schwaz, Austria.
Yumemi Chaya (The Teahouse of Dreams) (2008) 12 perf. – based on stories found in both Dutch and Japanese folk tradition, the tale of a girl who dreams that her fortune can be found by going to the big city…
Yokubari Tengu III: Tengu Wakusei no Daibouken (The Greedy Goblin III: Adventures on the Tengu Planet) (2007-8) 15 perf. Breaking out of the mirror, the tengu returns (albeit unintentionally) to his home planet, where all tengus are jolly instead of mean.
Heiwa no Tori: Hiroshima no Issan (Birds of Peace: Hiroshima's Legacy) (1999-2002, 2006) 53 perf. – the story of Sadako and the 1000 cranes. Includes performances in Hiroshima, Washington, DC (Smithsonian) and La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Mangetsu no Itazura (Moonlight Mischief) (1998, 2005) 28 perf. Two plays borrowed from the Japanese comic kyogen theatre are combined.
Yokubari Tengu II: Modotta Zo! (The Greedy Goblin II: "I'm Back!")
(2004) 15 perf. The tengu comes back to life, causing more trouble, only to end up trapped inside a mirror.
Yokubari Tengu (The Greedy Goblin) (1997, 2003-4, 2016) 40 perf. – our original story of how the Osugi tengu turned to stone. Includes performances in Gateshead, UK
Lucky?! (2002) 12 perf. – a tale of the Noto Peninsula liberally adapted and reset in the American Wild West.
Uta no Sato - Osugi Okoku (Osugi Kingdom: Land of Song) (1995) 9 performances - a fantasy written around an actual old song of Osugi village.
1) crane folding campaigns – brought 50,000 to USA in 1999 and 20,000 in 2006.
2) Monster faces - 1,000 children drew monster faces, which were displayed in our lobby for the 2001 Kimodameshi show
3) Tengu Art Project – 2007 to present
a) space tengu costume design contest – 650 entrants, 3 winners, 100 more prizes. 125 fifteen centimete tengu statuettes decorated and placed in 125 locations around the town, country, and world.
b)world tengu tour – two small tengu dolls took separate trips around the world to a total of 11 countries, 13 locations did school visits, rugby, parade, kept a journal, brought back souvenirs; these tengus and their diaries then toured 10 Komatsu elementary schools displayed in a trunk along with a tengu and world quiz.
c) World tengus – OMT has sent tengus to live in over 25 locations worldwide, on every continent including Antarctica.
d) Tengu Picture Card Theatre – our illustrated tengu story has been translated into 20 languages and counting.
4) Frog Haiku – 15 translations and counting for Matsuo Basho’s frog haiku
5) Chiyojo Picture Card Theatre – to be released spring 2012 – introduction to local haiku poetess in English and Japanese.
Some School Mini-Musicals
1997 – Moonlight Madness – Rendaiji Elementary, 150 students
1998 – World Journey – Daiichi Elementary, 40 students
1999 – The Tengu’s Fan – Shoto Fureiai center – cast 25, chorus 200
2000 – Lion’s Picnic – Futsu Elementary – 70 students
2001 - Meyo and the Pirate Adventure – Hokuriku Gakuin El., 35 stdnts
2002 - Pickpocket Licenses – Noshiro Elementary – 70 students
2003 – Go Bananas – Hasadani Elementary – 30 students
2004 – A day in the life – Yamashiro Elementary – 120 students
Kaguya Hime – Kinmei Elementary - 210 students
2005 – Guzu Legend – Iburihashi Elementary – 42 students
2006 - Mitsumata no Osugi – Sugatani Elementary – 75 students
2007 - My Kashima – Midorigaoka Elementary – 150 students
2008 - Minomushi Ikki – Bungyo Elementary – 160 students
Yokubari Tengu – Hasadani Elementary – 32 students
2009 - Saegasa The Musical – Chokushi Elementary – 80 students
Bikkuri! - Hasadani Elementary – 28 students
2010 - Tengu and the Giant Eel – Miyatake Elementary – 35 students
San Bon Sugi – Sakumi Elementary -65 students
Caps for Sale – Hasadani Elementary – 28 students
Welcome to Komatsu – Hizue Elementary – 29 students