In Loving Memory of John Ahern

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of John Ahern’s passing. ‘Big John’, as he was very affectionately known, was a physical force to be certain. But all I saw, every time I saw him, was a gigantic heart.

Our Town Postponed•延期

Due to the announcement of the extended State of Emergency Nagoya Players will be postponing the performances of Our Town scheduled for June 12-13th.


Interview with Our Town’s Masami Iwai

そんな岩井氏が名古屋プレイヤーズのインタビューに答えてくれました。演劇指導や学習、演技など演劇界での同氏の生き方が伝わります。 次回公演「わが町」ではドクター ギブス役として出演します。

Prof. Iwai was kind enough to sit down with us for a rapid-fire interview. He covers a range of topics from teaching, to studying, to performing. There’s a lot of interesting tidbits to hear about his life in theater.

Heather L. Barksdale Interview with Artistic Director Shawn Mahler

Heather also put together an interesting interview with Shawn to discuss his approach to writing and the construction of the novel. In the interview Shawn also offers up some helpful advice to new and aspiring writers. Please give it a read to learn more about the madman leading our troupe;)

Interview with Our Town’s Joe Sichi

Joe Sichi definitely knows how to spin a yarn;) Nagoya Player’s Artistic Director, Shawn Mahler, sits down for an interview with Joe to discuss our upcoming production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.

Our Town Study Guide•「わが町」スタディガイド

The Our Town Study Guide has been developed for intermediate English learners and is appropriate for ages 13+. The guide is flexible enough to be used in large group classes or in private lessons. And for stronger English speakers it can be self-studied.


Interview with Our Town’s Emily & Shinsuke

日本語と英語の字幕 The young stars of NP’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town sit down for an interview to discuss the show. They talk about their characters EMILY WEBB and GEORGE GIBBS, the challenges of preparing for a show during a…