For the actors of tomorrow
The Drama Studio seeks to develop actors of tomorrow — actors with clear and commanding verbal skills, and who are physically strong and supple. The Studio's team of instructors is led by MIYATA Keiko, and comprises specialists: directors currently active in Japan and overseas and specialists in drama education, who provide training in the basic skills required of an actor, such as voice, movement, singing, acting, and Japanese and Western dance. The comprehensive, practical curriculum also provides performance-enhancing opportunities in the form of public rehearsals, recitation plays and graduation productions. Training is for three years, with classes held at purpose-built studios in the Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations' building in Nishi-Shinjuku. Graduates appear in productions of the New National Theatre, Tokyo, and numerous other theatres throughout Japan.