Brief Biography

Originally trained as a zoologist, then as a theatre designer, Mamoru is also a performance maker based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The performance works are rooted in his knowledge and experience in designing set, costume and projection as well as his interests in 2D and 3D, liveness and pre-recorded-ness, gender and sexuality, fairytales and evolution theories.

All his full-length pieces toured in the UK and internationally to countries including Germany, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the USA.

His theatre design work include Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens, Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards)and The Pink Bits (Mapping4D, Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award).

To view/download Mamoru’s portfolio, click here

What critics said about Mamoru’s performance work


...a really cunning, witty work that makes the brain cells spark with delight. (Mary Brennan, The Herald)

...surreally comic...exploration of time by one of the UK theatre’s most ingenious figures. (Tom Wicker, The Stage)

...beautifully techno-cockoo ... charmingly dead-pan, witty and inventive. (Donald Hutera, The Times)

...Iriguchi’s wild imagination and rudimentary graphics could lead us anywhere. (Peter Crawley, The Irish Times)

...absurdly hilarious, it's also very sweet. One of the most imaginative things you’ll see (Lyndsey Winship, Time Out)


2019 //BUZZCUT// Double Thrills Associateship

2018 Nomination, Best Production for Children and Young People, CATS (Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland) for Eaten

2016 Autopsy Award (Summerhall and Feral Arts for 4D Cinema)

2016 Best Director, Asian Arts Awards (for 4D Cinema)

2014 SACRED commission (Chelsea Theatre for 4D Cinema)

2014 Residency (@ Frankfurt LAB for 4D Cinema)

2014 Spring Loaded commission (The Place for GRAFT)

2014 N.O.W.14 (The Yard for PAINKILLERS)

2014 Residency (@ National Theatre Studio for PAINKILLERS)

2013 Projector/Conjector selected as a Priority Company @ Aerowaves, Spring Forward Festival

2013 Choreodrome residency (@The Place for GRAFT)

2012 The Place Prize commisson (The Place, London for One Man Show)

2012- 15 Artsadmin Associate Artist

2012 Fierce Festival / Pilot commission (Birmingham for Alone in Cinema)

2010 Plateaux commission(Mousonturm, Frankfurt for Into the Skirt)

2009 SPILL Festival National Platform (National Theatre Studio for Pregnant?!)

2009 Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards                                   (Mincemeat, Cardboard Citizens)

2004 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award

(The Pink Bits, Mapping4D)




Mamoru selected as //BUZZUCUT// Double Thrills Associate Artist 2019 to develop What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don’t See When Your Eyes Are Open

EATEN is nominated for CATS (Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland)! click here for more info!

Tate Kids video “How to be a Performance Artist” is now online. click here to view it!

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