Profile picture for user jbmoore
Jubilith Moore

Jubilith Moore is the artistic director of Theatre of Yugen and has been with the company, and a student of Yuriko Doi, since 1993. She acts, directs and writes for the theatre and has devoted her professional life to exploring the ongoing life of traditional Japanese and contemporary American theatre. She has studied Noh with Richard Emmert, Akira Matsui, Shiro Nomura and Kinue Oshima. While under a Japan Foundation Fellowship she studied Kotsuzumi with Mitsuo Kama, and Kyogen with master Yukio Ishida. She is the recipient of TBA’s CA$H award as well as TCG’s Future Collaborations and Leadership U[niversity] grants.

Photo from A Minor Cycle: Five Little Plays in One Starry Night.
Baby Stepping My Way to Yugen
Essay

Baby Stepping My Way to Yugen

20 May 2014

I was young, knew nothing and was impressionable. I remember being fond of Yuriko’s direction. She would say things like, “go forward from here” while pointing to her heart. No one had ever given me direction like that before. That first play was the beginning of my romance with Noh (performed in Japan since the thirteenth-century, it’s the world’s oldest, continually performed, masked lyric drama) and I fell hard.

Yugen Theatre Series
Series

Yugen Theatre Series

This series explores the pursuit of Yugen in theatre.