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Makoto Hirano makes highly interdisciplinary, time-based art. The conceptual basis for his work stems from questions about identity. Performances are created through the colliding, fusing, and gentle kneading of multiple performance genres – dance, theatre, poetry, stand-up comedy – to create an honest and humorous piece of art.
Makoto Hirano is a Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary artist. Founder of amorphous performance group OMNiBUS, his works have been presented nationally in numerous venues and festivals. In addition to performance work, Makoto is a Facilitator with Artists U, an artist-run professional development program founded by Andrew Simonet. Makoto is a recipient of an Independence Foundation Fellowship and an APIA Residency at the Asian Arts Initiative, and has served as a panelist for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. A former-U.S. Marine, Makoto studied dance at Columbia College Chicago (IL) and earned his BFA at Temple University (PA).
Love Unpunished and PAY UP – Pig Iron Theatre Company
The Happiness Lecture – Bill Irwin commissioned by The Philadelphia Theatre Company
Wandering Alice – Nichole Canuso Dance Company
Car and Store – Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies
Selective Sight, Still Unknown, and Here – Subcircle
A highly interdisciplinary, solo performance project. Loosely autobiographical, humorous, and sexy, BBT is about shedding and regenerating. About the lifecycle of ideas and identities. About questioning and reexamining what we know.
A humorous slam poetry/monologue that speaks and sprays venon while pondering the existence of truth in work and in life.
The first in a trilogy of works reconsidering the Japanese-American internment during WWII in response to the current contextualization of national enemies.
© Makoto Hirano