“Gloriously original” (Socialist Worker)
“Theatre inventor extraordinaire” (The National)
Mamoru is an award-winning performance maker and theatre designer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His performance works are rooted in his experience and exploration in designing space and costumes for theatrical spaces as well as his interests in 2D / 3D, liveness / pre-recorded-ness, gender / sexuality, and fairytales / evolution theories.
His performance work includes: ‘What You See When Your Eyes Are Open / What You Don’t See When Your Eyes Are Closed’ (in development–currently on hold, supported by Wellcome Collection, Buzzcut Associate-Artistship), ‘Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.)’ (in development – currently on hold, selected, Made-in-Scotland showcase 2020 (postponed to 2021)), ‘Eaten’ (nominee, Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland), ‘4D Cinema’ (winner, Autopsy Awards), ‘One Man Show’ (commissioned, The Place Prize, supported by Bloomsburg) and ‘Projector/Conjector’ (selected, Aerowaves Spring Forward).
During the pandemic, Mamoru’s performance practice has shifted to digital. He has presented two pieces so far: ‘World Jam’ (National Theatre of Scotland) and ‘‘Zoom Dark Mode’ (Tramway, Glasgow).
Mamoru’s theatre design work includes ‘Love Song to Lavender Menace’ (The Lyceum, Edinburgh), ‘Mincemeat’(Cardboard Citizens, Best Design, London Evening Standard Theatre Awards) and ‘The Pink Bits’ (Mapping4D, Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award).
All his full-length pieces have toured in the UK and internationally to countries including Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the USA.