* Date : 2016-08-09
Kim Yun-cheol, the Artistic Director of the National Theater Company of Korea (NTC Korea), was the first Asian to be appointed the President of the International Association of Theatre Critics, and the sole Asian judge for the Europe Theatre Prize.
After spending 30 years as a theater critic, reviewing theatrical productions around the world, Kim was appointed to lead NTC Korea, which is regarded as the "symbol of Korean theater and performing arts." During his tenure, he has been endeavoring to globalize NTC Korea by presenting foreign productions such as Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" which were sold out in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
He has also formed an ensemble of permanent actors as part of the efforts to strengthen the company's competitiveness, and has planned a number of productions to be staged this year according to the theme of "undertaking new challenges." The veteran theater critic has also been helping NTC Korea write a new chapter in its 66-year history at the newly restored Myeongdong Theater, which they now call their home.
Join us on The Innerview this week to meet Kim Yun-cheol, who says theater is his life, and hear about his prior achievements and what he envisions for NTC Korea.