NOMEETS was launched in 2020
during the COVID-19 pandemic,
and ever since has been producing a series of
"Online Theatre" performances. Our next challenge is "Global Sync Theatre",
where we transcend languages, borders,
cultural differences and millions of kilometers of distance to deliver a single story together, live, online.
This story begins in a Guest House in Tokyo, Japan.
As small as it may be, the place used to bustle with a diverse collection of travelers and students from across the globe.
However, affected by the pandemic since 2020, it was finally forced into closure.
——After backpacking around the world,
I had found my dream: running a Guest House in my home country of Japan.
But now, that dream had abruptly come to an end.
As I was tidying the place to move out,
I found several “lost items” that belonged to people who once stayed at the Guest House.
I decided to try contacting their former "owners" who are now scattered around the world.
I was wondering whether anyone would reply,
whether anyone still remembered their days at this Guest House——
This is a story about rediscovering what cannot be taken away from us,
even in this world where all connections seem to have been lost.
Door time 20:30/ Show time 21:00（JST）
*Online Theater ZA streaming URL：https://za.theater/events/lostandfound
Assistant Project Producer：Mika Shirahama
Artwork Designer：Aoi Saito
Marketing Director：Moe Odagiri, Yuka Ogi, Mizuha Sato
Web：Mahiro Nagasaki, Yuki Tsuchida
China Promotion Ambassador・Guest Appearance：Tomohiro Yamashita
Technical Supervisor：Ippei Suzuki
Production cooperation：Taeko Yoshidaa
Translation cooperation：Yudai Mark Iwasaki（To Be Translations）
Cooperation：Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan Project to Support Emerging Media Arts Creators
[Cooperated with Screening party]
Guest House waya
KYOTO UTANO Youth Hostel
[Cooperated with Promotion]
OYADO SAKURAKO PERU.
Guest House /Japanese Inn SAKURANBO
PENSION CASA DE BARCA
LONDON APPLE HOUSE running by ZEKKEY LTD.
Born in 1993. Actor. He has performed in NOMEETS productions since the first one. He has been involved in a wide range of genres, including drama, film, commercials, stage, narration and so on. Major works: Tensai Terebikun hello "Motetai Genta, Monogatari" / MBS Special Drama "Utsukushi Kare" / Yennui "Muhyojyona Nichijo, Kanjotekina Maibyo" / Film "Studio Glare” / Nicosuma TV commercial narration / Lead of Eggforward comercial / SUNTORY “Black Oolong Tea"
I don't think I have ever experienced several years of losing and finding so many things.
However, the pandemic made me start acting. The fact is, I've always wanted to do it.
Now that we have spent a lot of time to check what is left of ourselves and what we have found, I believe that we can connect more deeply and tenderly than before.
We will respectfully cooperate with the cast and crew in each region and launch this “Global Sync Theatre", so please look forward to seeing it!
She began acting in 2020 and has performed in films such as "Until It Cools Down" and "Shall we love you?" and in plays such as "Akemashite, Omedetai Hito", "Aiiro Hanten" and "Tetsutau".
She also produces her own films.
I wake up every morning making the choice to enjoy each day to its fullest.
Actress, Singer, Artist. Acting in Films, Theatres, Plays & Audio books. Sings live and in Studio. Paints Acrylic on Canvas and Digital Art.
Lydia Jialu Li
A Bacchant. Theatre creator and film & TV actor. Holds a MFA in Acting from Chinese, English, Japanese and Emoji user. lilydia.com
“Even though we may live in different places, we all face the same things.” Lydia Jialu Li
Dear NOMEETS and everyone in front of the screen,
It is an honour to meet you all from all over the world through this online theatre.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the word 'meet' seems to have become precious. It is frustrating to think that we may not be able to see the people we want to see, go the places we want to go and do the things we want to do together for a long time in order to control the spread of the epidemic. I also miss the days before when we could travel freely across borders, experience the sights and cultures and meet people from all over the world.
Everyday life, which used to be taken for granted, can finally be recognised as something valuable and beautiful in today's circumstances.
Through this performance, I hope that everyone will be reminded that even if you are thousands of kilometres away from each other in different parts of the world, even if you have temporarily lost your precious daily life for various reasons, even if you have hit rock bottom or experienced setbacks in your life, there is always someone you can talk to. If only we could take a step towards each other.
We hope to 'meet' you in reality soon too. I will run to meet you all.
sherry, cosplayer and presenter from China. She is popular in both China and Japan for her ability to recreate the characteristics of characters and the details of her make-up and costumes, which are highly regarded by her fans. She has hosted official live broadcasts of games such as Arknights and Tower of Fantasy.
It is such an honor to be part of a story that can somehow resonate with everyone in different ways because we all went through the same Pandemic, we all struggled somehow, and we all found new ways to keep on living and loving. I'm very excited to be working with people from all over the world, and I'm thrilled to be diving into this world of resilience, connection, and love.
Maria is a Mexican actor in love with storytelling. Besides being an actor, she is a singer-songwriter with six released songs across all music streaming platforms, and she is also an author with two published Coming of Age Young Adult Novels (The Cub in the Water & Anytime) distributed through Amazon.
I want to reach out to those who are still feeling pretty depressed in these hard times, whether it's because of Covid-19, the war, or other reasons that make people feel isolated from the rest of the world. I really want to become a part of the international zoom theatrical performance to share my talent together with other great artists to the people!
Russian actor, a graduate of the Moscow Film School, 2021. In the last three years has appeared in more than twenty short movies and also different TV commercials, music videos and youtube shows, acted in Russian theatres and done model photo shoots. Speaks four languages (English, Russian, French and Spanish), plays pool and writes fiction. To this day has written and published a collection of stories called "The Great Eugène Dupré".
My name is Taz Singh.
I have a lot of things to say!
Firstly, thank you so much!
I am so happy to be a part of this amazing project with such a great team!
It is truly a blessing. This is my first Japanese-related project I have ever worked on, so I am very excited, and to be honest…cannot express it in words! I grew up with some influence of Japanese culture from my Japanese friends, so this is a real honour for me. I look forward to the enjoyable moments ahead and treasurable memories. I will do my best! Thank you for welcoming me into the family!
A British Sikh actor, trained in Chinese martial arts and who can speak English, Punjabi, Hindi, Mandarin, some Japanese and Korean. He has worked on Bollywood films with top Bollywood celebrity actors, as well as some upcoming projects for next year involving Hollywood actors. Next year he is set to work on a project in Mongolia. During the festival de Cannes 2022, he had the privilege of attending the press conference involving Kore-eda Hirokazu regarding the recent film ‘Broker’. A Michael Chekhov-trained actor with a willingness and appreciation for other cultures, he hopes to get more involved in projects in Asia, especially Japan!
I am very, very happy to be taking part in NOMEETS production after almost one year.
Global Sync Theatre... I can't imagine it at all lol
What kind of story will it be? I hope to share new and exciting experiences with you all, together with the ever-evolving NOMEETS. I am looking forward to meeting you all through the story.
Started her career as an actress and model in 2019, in the same year, she won the 'Literary Award' out of more than 3,500 applicants at the 'Miss iD' competition. Despite her ennui and fragile expression, she has a soft, feminine atmosphere. Currently, she is not only an actress and model, but also has a series of essays.
Who is nomeets?
A story label like one that you have never seen before, one that creates new stories.
Theater company NOMEETS (currently NOMEETS) was launched on April 9th, 2020, when people’s outings were restricted and many productions were canceled due to the spread of COVID-19.
A wide variety of creators, including scriptwriters, producers, designers and planners got together, and a theater company that “creates without meeting” came into being. Immediately after launching, more than 20 short works were posted on SNS (social networking services), with the cumulative number of views exceeding 30 million. In a world where live entertainment keeps getting canceled, we have provided “contents that can be enjoyed at home” “from our home”. Since then, we have given birth to more than 50 stories, including plays, dramas, programs, and movies.
Representative works include our premier performance of “Moratorium on Going Outside the Gate,” “VIVA LA VALENTINE,” which was co-sponsored with Sanrio Puroland, one of Japan’s leading theme parks, and the All Night Nippon 55th Anniversary performance of “ALL NIGHT LONG.” So far, we have won gold at the ACC TOKYO CREATIVITY AWARDS, the Media Arts Festival Excellence Award, finalist for the Kishida Kunio Drama Award, the AMD Award, and others.
The moratorium days under “stay home”
Director Yuichiro Komikado
Performance Date 5.23.2020-5.24.2020（Reprise: 5.31.2020)
On April 23rd, a few weeks after our launch, we announced the production of the fully remote, full-length production,
“Moratorium on Going Outside the Gate.”
This depicted in the first-person, “I,” a college student whose whole college life was spent fully remote.
This play drew wide attention because of the fact that everything—including auditions, production, rehearsals, and even the performance—was conducted fully remotely over Zoom, “a performance without even meeting once” by either actors or staff.
Using the chat function, even though people in the audience could not actually meet each other, this attempt at sharing a sense of unity in real time received high evaluations, and a total of about 5,000 people were mobilized.
Playwright & Director Yuichiro Komikado
Performance Date 5.4.2021
Following the third emergency declaration, a special performance of “Dawn” was performed with a production period of
only one week.
“He waits for the dawn. In the middle of the night, by the sea with no one else around, he waits by himself for the dawn.”
A single man sits by an open fire on the seashore waiting for the dawn. Various people come and go. And then finally, performed in real time, he greets the morning sun.
This project was started with the intention by members to continue making stories even in an era when the future is uncertain. This story of finding hope had more than 650 simultaneous viewers, even though the broadcast was in the middle of the night with the question of who would show up.
All Night Nippon
55th Anniversary Performance
ALL NIGHT LONG
Playwright & Director Yuichiro Komikado
Performance Date 3.20.2022.3.20・3.27.2022
“ALL NIGHT LONG” is a live drama set in a key radio station of Japan, Nippon Broadcasting System.
With radio-loving popular actors Yudai Chiba and Hikaru Takahashi both starring, the general director is Wednesday’s “All Night Nippon 0 (ZERO)” personality Nobuyuki Sakuma, and the producer is Gen Ishii from Nippon Broadcast System’s Entertainment Development Department.
Written and directed by Yuichiro Komikado, who was nominated for the Kishida Kunio Drama Award, the work is produced by the story label “NOMEETS.”
More than 23,000 viewers watched the two performances on March 20th (Sun) and 27th (Sun). On Twitter, not only did two hashtags for the work trend, but the work also gained a lot of attention from radio listeners.
Playwright & Director Yusuke Iwasaki
Performance Date 4.16.2022
In a collaboration between the comedian duos JARU JARU and NOMEETS, and with the special cooperation of JAL (Japan
Airlines), “Komatsu Airport” in Ishikawa Prefecture was rented out for a human comedy performance “Yumeji Airport.”
As one man waits for his luggage to come out, he casually converses with others who happen to also be there, where all of their varied lives intersect around the matter of “dreams.” The various lives that intersect with the "dream" are quietly presented from 15 fixed cameras.
This one-night-only human comedy starring JARU JARU and featuring Atsuko Maeda as the heroine that makes you laugh and feel relieved somehow.
The play depicts human folly, weakness, and loveliness under a 100-minute short break (transit).
Global Sync Theatre! I never imagined that I would be creating a piece of work from different parts of the world at the same time, with time differences." It feels like 'we are on the planet Earth'. We will do our best to bring you wonderful work. Stay tuned! We will reach out to the Universe!