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Theatre Group GUMBO

Theatre Group GUMBO was established by Director Kayo Tamura in 1994. Based in Osaka, this group has performed original works in 39 cities in 11 countries and received many awards.
GUMBO began touring internationally in 1997 performing abroad at Edinburgh, London, Portland, Colchester, New York, San Diego, Orlando, Tampa, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Iloilo, Taipei, Siem Reap, Chattogram, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Natimuk, Mildura, Darwin and Launceston.  GUMBO has received international awards including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival "Spirit of the Fringe" award in 1998, Melbourne Fringe Festival "Special Commendation" award in 2003, Australia's "Green Room Awards" in 2013, Hong Kong Fringe Club "Honorary Membership" in 2015, San Diego International Fringe Festival "Fringe Of The Fringe" in 2016, "Artists' Pick Award" in 2017, "Outstanding Comedy" in 2016 & 2017, Tampa International Fringe Festival "Best in Fest Award""Tech Choice Award" in 2018, Orlando International Fringe Festival "Black Venue BlueStar's Pick" and Edmonton International Fringe Festival "Critics' Choice Media Pick" in 2019, Frigid Festival NYC "Best Ensemble""Staff Choice", Orlando Fringe Festival "Patron's Pick", San Diego Fringe Festival "Best Of Fest""Audience Favorite", Hollywood Fringe Festival "Pick Of The Fringe" in 2022. 
Edmonton Fringe Festival "Artist Pick", Vancouver Fringe Festival "Spirit Of The Fringe", London Pub Theatre Awards "Standing Ovation Award" Nomination, and Colchester Fringe Festival "Spirit Of The Fringe""Artist's Pick""Volunteer's Pick" in 2023.

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"Shunga Alert!"
at Winnipeg Fringe Festival

14 July 2024

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18-28 July at #8 The Rachel Browne Theatre

The sexiest X-rated multimedia puppet comedy show from Japan!

Best Of The Fest at San Diego Fringe 2024

Fringe Geek Show Pick at San Diego Fringe 2024

Warning, adults only! An X-rated documentary-comedy about the sexual culture of Japan. The story of an artist, a sex doll and a virtual idol trying to create the sexiest shunga of all time. Told with clowning, puppetry and live projection. Learn everything you wanted to know about sex in Japan but were too afraid to Google. Filthy, offensive and visually stunning! Created by the perverted minds behind Oni (5 STARS - Edmonton Sun) and the weirdos behind Are You Lovin' It? (5 STARS - Edmonton Journal).


TICKET: https://www.winnipegfringe.com/performer-detail.aspx?kw=Theatre+Group+GUMBO
VENUE: #8 The Rachel Browne Theatre (211 Bannatyne Ave. McKim Building)
SHOW DATES AND TIMES (60 mins):

Thu July 18th 4:30pm / Fri July 19th 1:15pm / Sat July 20th 10pm / Mon July 22nd 7:45pm

Wed July 24th 4:15pm / Thu July 25th 6:15pm / Fri July 26th 3pm / Sat July 27th 11am / Sun July 28th 7:45pm

PRICE: $14
Audience Classification: Mature

Warnings: Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Nudity

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"Are you lovin' it?"
at Toronto Fringe Festival

1 July 2024

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July 4 - 13 at Tarragon Theatre Extraspace

Winner of "Media Pick" at Edmonton Fringe 2019, Canada

★★★★★

This kooky, edgy, cartoon-like show may be the strangest show I've ever seen at the Fringe. Five stars simply for audacity and invention. - Edmonton Journal

 

★★★★★

This piece is so uniquely original and the performers so engaging that you probably won’t see anything else like it at this year’s Fringe. - Gigcity.ca

★★★★★
Madcap, off-beat, but bitingly savage in its satirical approach, demonstrating American Globalization through the true world leaders, a fast-food chain.
- Britishtheatre.com

 

Here is ...a company of Japanese Dadaist clowns - 12thnight.ca

 

The savagely surreal satire of Fast-Food Capitalism. - Orlando Weekly

 

The most in-your-face, Outrageous, political and subversive show. - Orlando Sentinel

"Are you lovin' it?" won 17 awards in 5 countries.
Winner of "Media Pick" at Edmonton Fringe, "Patron’s Pick""Blue Star’s Pick" at Orlando Fringe, "Best in Fest" at San Diego Fringe, "Best in Fest" at Tampa Fringe, "Best Ensemble" at FRIGID NY, "Artist's Pick" at Colchester Fringe UK.
A huge hit at fringe fests across the US and Canada. Japanese GUMBO invites you to a surreal romp with a dancing Japanese businessman, Trump, Krazy Kitty and delicious WacDonalds for all. You won't be able to stop laughing!


Written by Theatre Group GUMBO
Directed by Kayo Tamura
Cast: Kayo Tamura, Nono Miyasaka, Ryo Nishihara
TICKET: https://fringetoronto.com/fringe/show/are-you-lovin-it
VENUE: #2 Tarragon Theatre Extraspace (30 Bridgman Avenue Toronto ON M5R 1X3)
SHOW DATES AND TIMES (60 mins):

Thursday 4th July 7:45pm (Preview) / 
Saturday 6th July 3:45pm / Monday 8th July 1:30pm / Tuesday 9th July 7:45pm / 
Wednesday 10th July 9:45pm / Friday 12th July 4:15pm / Saturday 13th July 2pm

Age suitability: PG

SHOW CONTAINS: Audience participation, Cartoonish Violence, Religious Content, Political Content

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"Forest Of Truth"
at San Diego Fringe Festival

10 May. 2024

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16-26 May at Centro Cultural de la Raza

Winner of "Artist Pick" at Edmonton Fringe 2023 and
"Fringe Of The Fringe" at San Diego Fringe 2016

"A veritable earthquake of passion...It’s crazy... It’s fringe-y.

Sit back and let it come at you!"

-Liz Nicholls, 12thNight.ca

https://12thnight.ca/2023/08/19/what-just-happened-in-there-crrrrrrazy-forest-of-truth-a-fringe-review/

"This production could be described as KABUKI meets The Mikado meets Rashomon - the modern version."

- SAN DIEGO Reader

Winners of BEST OF FEST (San Diego Fringe 2022),  Theatre Group GUMBO from Japan is BACK!
Welcome to the Forest of Truth! Stepping through the boughs of the densest trees, Man and Woman 'fall in love'. However, the mythical residents of the forest have other plans.
A raunchy satire about love and sex from your favorite Japanese theatre makers, GUMBO, in collaboration with the brilliantly arbsurd, Spec Theatre's ira cooper (Canada). All the awkward aspects of love are on full display here – along with over-the-top costumes, earworm music and seductively silly dance moves, you’re sure to fall in love in the Forest of Truth.


Written by Theatre Group GUMBO
Directed by Kayo Tamura
Cast: Kayo Tamura, Nono Miyasaka, Ryo Nishihara, ira cooper (Spec Theatre)
TICKET: https://sdfringe.org/events/forest-of-truth/
VENUE: Centro Cultural de la Raza (2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)
SHOW DATES AND TIMES (60 mins):

Thu 16th May 6pm / Sat 18th May 4pm / Mon 20th May 7:30pm / Thu 23rd May 6pm / Sun 26th May 4pm

PRICE: $13
RATING: PG-13

WARNINGS: Sexual Content, Adult Language/Content, Cartoonish Violence, Audience participation

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"Shunga Alert!"
at San Diego Fringe Festival

10 May. 2024

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16-25 May at Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre

The sexiest X-rated multimedia puppet comedy show  from Japan!

This X-rated multimedia puppet show that will take you on a hilarious journey through the sexiest places in contemporary Japan. An artist, a sex robot and a virtual idol must create the world's sexiest shunga to save Japan.


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TICKET: https://sdfringe.org/events/shunga-alert/
VENUE: Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre (2130 Pan American Road San Diego, CA 92101)
SHOW DATES AND TIMES (60 mins):

Thu May 16th 9pm / Sun May 19th 7:30pm / Wed May 22nd 7:30pm / Fri May 24th 9pm / Sat May 25th 1pm

PRICE: $13
RATING: NC-17

WARNINGS: Sexual Content, Adult Language/Content, Cartoonish Violence, Audience participation

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"Are you lovin' it?"
at Colchester Fringe Festival
got 3 awards: SPRIT OF THE FRINGE,
ARTIST'S PICK and
VOLUNTEER'S PICK!

22 Oct. 2023

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Photo: Colchester Fringe and Jonathan Dadds

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"Forest Of Truth"
at Vancouver Fringe Festival
got SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE!!

17 Sep. 2023

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"Forest Of Truth"
at Edmonton Fringe Festival
got ARTIST PICK!!

27 Aug. 2023

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Theatre Group GUMBO Promotion Video 2023

Forest Of Truth 2023 Promotion Video

Are you lovin' it? Edmonton Fringe 2022

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