Masanari Kawahara is a performer, puppet/mask maker, painter, educator and Butoh practitioner. His latest work as a performer/writer/designer was a solo performance piece Little Boy, commissioned and developed by Pangea World Theater’s Alternate Vision series, performed in fall 2014 at Pillsbury House Theatre. He was a company member of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) from 1998 to 2009, and continues to collaborate with HOBT on a freelance basis, most recently in The Story of Crow Boy (2016). Upcoming shows in 2016 include Queen at HOBT and The Oldest Boy at The Jungle Theater. Masanari Kawahara is a Playwrights’ Center McKnight Theater Artist Fellow (2010-2011).