Akane Yamaguchi was born in Kyoto in 1977. She studied modern Japanese literature at Ryukoku University in Kyoto. She began to write and direct in 1999. From 2007 she studied in Helsinki for two years on a government scholarship, learning directing and writing under Finnish National Theatre. From 2015 she is Atelier Gekken Associate Artist. From2016 she is a “Senior Fellow” of the Saison Foundation until 2018.
2015 Winner the Grand-Prix Prize in 2015 Toga Director’s Contest
2013 Received Ryukoku Encouragement Award
2012 Received The National Arts Festival New Face Award of The Agency For Cultural Affairs
2007 Winner Young Director Competition 2006
2003 Winner 10th OMS Playwriting award