2006 Yoshiko Yuasa Awards for drama in translation announced
The winners of the 14th Yoshiko Yuasa Awards (organized by the Yoshiko Yuasa Memorial Drama Translation Fund) for drama in translation for outstanding foreign drama in translation performed in 2006 have been announced. The company award went to the Tokyo Engeki Ensemble, which has performed a repertoire of foreign plays in translation centering on artists like Brecht since the 1970s. The translation/adaptation awards went to Kayoko Jo, for her first drama translation after making a name in film translation, and to Sayuri Suzuki, who translated Woody Allen’s little-known drama for a first performance in Japan. Coincidently, both plays were directed by Keralino Sandorovich. Each of the winners receives a prize of 500,000 yen.
Theater Performance (company award) Tokyo Engeki Ensemble for LEBEN DES GALILEI and DER GUTE MENSCH VON SEZUAN
Translation/Adaptation category Kayoko Jo for the translation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe? for the SIS Company production
Sayuri Suzuki for the translation of The Floating Light Bulb for M&O Plays production Origato Plastico and Arab Israeli Cookbook for Gekidan Isseki Nicho