Brief Biography

Mamoru is a performance maker and theatre designer with a background in zoology. He is 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 includes Mincemeat (Cardboard Citizens, Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards)and The Pink Bits (Mapping4D, Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Award).

What critics said about Mamoru’s performance work


“There are few theatre-makers working in Scotland today who have the creative imagination, the gloriously eccentric sense of humour and the brilliant comic delivery of Iriguchi.” (Mark Brown, The National)

...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)


2021 Nomination, Creativity Award, Creative Edinburgh Awards (S.E.X.)

2021 Infallible Award, Best production for young audiences (S.E.X.)

2021 Tramway Performance Now commission (for At the Ends of the Day)

2019 //BUZZCUT// Double Thrills Associateship (for What You See When Your Eyes Are Closed / What You Don’t See When Your Eyes Are Open)

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 commission(The Yard for PAINKILLERS)

2014 Residency (@ National Theatre Studio for PAINKILLERS)

2013 Projector/Conjector selected, 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)



EATEN will be performed as part of Dance Base Snow Motion.

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