About Ring-Bong

Ring-Bong is a theatrical company, for which Noriko Yamaya writes plays as the sole affiliated writer.
Our plays mainly deal with the recent Japanese history that we must never forget. 
We still live in the aftermath of the World War II, struggling with the problems it brought about.
“How shall I live from now on?”
We believe the answer to this question, or at least some clues how to answer this question, lies in recent history.
When we look at the present from a certain point in the past, the future we are seeking may loom up out of misty darkness.
When we deal with a large theme, such as “Japan,” it helps to look at Japan from the point of view of a family, and from that of the world: from a microscopic point of view to a macroscopic point of view, and then, from a macroscopic point of view to a microscopic point of view.

Though these plays do not present answers, they invite the co-actors and the audience to join us in thinking about the questions.

Past Production
Noriko Yamaya
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Actress, playwright.
Brought up in Tokyo.
After graduating from Oin-Gakuen High School, she studied at the Drama School of the Bungaku-za Theatrical Company.  She has acted in various plays as a member of the prestigious Bungaku-za. 
In 2011, she started her career as a playwright, establishing a theatrical company called Ring-Bong.  She also facilitates theatre-workshops.
Citizen lecturer at the Metropolitan General High School of the Arts
Member of the Japan Playwrights Association
Executive member of Theatre-People Against War 
Trustee of Maruki Museum

  • ​As an Actress

A Transfer Student (Aoyama Drama Festival)
Since the Moon’s So Bright (Bungaku-za Atelier) (Stage debut)
Woman Worship, Don Juan (Bungaku-za)
My Sister in this House, Looking for Albert (Bungaku-za Atelier)
Lo, an Aeroplane is Flying in the Sky (Setagaya Public Theatre)
Measure for Measure, A Merchant in Venice (Shakespeare for Children)
Gaslight (Theatre 101)
NEWSNEWS (Tokyo Geijutsu-za Production)
Teachers under the Earth, 893 Missing Ravens, Beyond the Limit (HHG)
An Affair in the Darkness, A Snowy Promise, etc. (Ring-Bong)

  • Plays (other than Ring-Bong)

The Two Skies (Bungaku-za Independent Project) (the First play)
An Ephemeral Memory (Kenichi Kato Office)
A Border: 38th Parallel North in the Mind (Tokyo Geijutsu-za)
Kizuna of Ibis, Polaris: the Guiding Star, Coronae: the Rings of the Sun, A Transparent Crayon, 
Kizuna of Ibis 2016 (Kanagawa Kizuna Project)
Whale-Waves, or Battle Cries: a Ship Called Lucky-Dragon, Fukuryu-maru No. 5
(Yamanashi Musical for the Constitution)
The Ladder of an Angel (Platinum Next)
A Magic Seed, Grand-pa’s Lamp, A Red Candle and a Mermaid (A Toy Box of Stories)
Life on a Refrigerator (Hyogo Prefectural Art Centre) (the script for the production)
It’ll Be Good if it’s Fine (Youthful Adventure: NHK Radio) (dramatization)

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