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🇺🇸Stage Directors and Choreographers, Associate Member

🇦🇺Media Entertainment & Art Alliance, Full-time member

Makiko is a Tokyo born theatre director/creator who worked in the theatre industry in New York, Tokyo, Boston, Beijing, and Brisbane. After taking MA at Emerson College (Boston, U.S.), she did a director fellowship for a Broadway musical "Allegiance." She was an assistant  director of China Broadway Entertainment / Broadway Asia「Neverland: The Peter Pan Immersive Entertainment」(Artistic Dir. Randy Weiner / Dir. Allegra Libonati) in New York and Beijing production. She was an  assistant director of “THE BOY FROM OZ " (Director Philip McKinley) Japanese production.


■ Recent representative Directing works  

・A new musical “Pieta” (Tokyo, Haiyuza Theater, 2023)

・Musical “Departing Neverland”  (Tokyo, Haiyuza Theater, 2023)

・An immersive musical in development”KAGUYA-the Moon Princess”

 (Reading - Boston, Samuel Theater, 2015 / 

  Tryout production  - Tokyo, Yumemachi Theater, 2017   /

  Development - Sydney, Hayes Theatre, 2022)

・A short musical event “BLOOM-Songs from WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN” (Streaming, 2021) as a celebration of Women History  Month

・HWY new work “Dear De-potted” (Brisbane, LaBoite Theatre, 2021)


*During COVID, she conceived and directed all-remote created song cycle "WeSongCycle," leading writers/performers from 9countries with supervised by Broadway professionals, Rob Rokicki, Stafford Arima, Telly Leung and Mariko Kojima.


■ Other Directing representative works: 

“FAME”, “The WIZ”, “The Little Prince.” “Shibuya Finds You” (Street musical at Shibuya Music Festival), “Luv Connected?!” (Short film in NYC), “Hidden Agenda” (A new play at Boston Playwright's Theatre), "Unwinded time(Immersive experiment based on the myths of Eurydice and the origin of Japan) "etc.   


■ Other U.S. experience

She worked at ArtsEmerson, did an internship at A.R.T. education department and was PA for "Waitress" on Broadway and Broadway musical concert "The Secret Garden" at Lincoln Center. 

■ Translator
・Takarazuka Revue "West Side Story" (Translator for Dir&Choreo Joshua Bergasse)
・Tokyu Theater Orb "New Year Musical Concert" (Translator for Director and Broadway/Canadian stars) 
・Toho "Beautiful" (For choreography Joyce Chittick)
・Umeda Arts Theater "Bodyguard" (For tour production)
・Broadway star, Telly Leung's solo concert "Broadway to Tokyo" (For Telly Leung)


Global female directors
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