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In June and July of 2008, the NNTT presented a series of three consecutive plays which were the product of collaborations between veteran directors and up-and-coming young playwrights making their first appearance at the NNTT. The "Contemporaries" series started with Choukanzu, which will be restaged during the 2010/2011 season. Mahoroba, the third installment in the series, will also be brought back for a second run. Mahoroba won the 53rd Kishida Kunio Drama Award in 2008.