"A final scene of power and poise is worth waiting for."
"The angelic – barefoot, with white trousers, shirt and umbrella – Ishizone’s magnetism as a performer"
The Scotsman
”Definite potential here for a touching, quietly horrifying meditation on love and destruction"
The List

who we are

MY COMPLEX is a contemporary theatre unit producing original works in the world, formed by Yuuya, who has worked more than 10 years as a playwright, a director and an actor for theatre and TV in Japan, and maddy, who studied drama in the UK and has worked for theatre management in Japan and the UK. MY COMPLEX weaves ‘real’ stories of people living in this time through one-man play in English. When our identity and senses of Japanese reflect universal feelings empathised by the world, what MY COMPLEX presents is the very original and unique theatrical piece globally. Since 2015, MY COMPLEX premiered 3 shows in a row at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which has strengthened the portability and universality of our creation. In addition to creation, MY COMPLEX produces collaboration with artists from various countries and delivers workshops tailored to business and schools. Creation and arts education beyond nationalities, cultures and all complexities; this is our aim.

Yuuya Ishizone

playwright / director / performer

Yuuya Ishizone presented a wide range of original works at theatres and televisions in Japan from 1999 to 2012. With his experiences as a playwright, a director and an actor, in 2014, Yuuya made the first participation to “Edinburgh Festival Fringe”, which led him to establish “MY COMPLEX” to focus his activities in the world. In the end of 2014, Yuuya made a guest appearance and a huge success on Taiwanese theatrical company’s production, which used 4 languages (English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese). In 2016, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, his one-man play was shortlisted to the Asian Arts Award.


creative producer / arts educator

In 2003, maddy graduated Royal Holloway, University of London (Drama and Theatre Studies BA). After coming back to Japan, maddy joined SHIKI Theatrical Company as a secretory of the general artistic director. She also worked for many theatrical pieces including musicals as a production manager. In 2012, maddy started assisting Ishizone’ s projects abroad and have expanded her role as a production translator and a manager of MY COMPLEX.

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