Satoko Ichihara is a Japanese playwright, director and novelist. Born 1988 in Osaka and raised in Fukuoka, she studied theatre at J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo. In 2011, she founded the theatre company Q. She writes and directs plays that deal with human behaviour, the physiology of the body, and the unease surrounding these themes, using her unique sense of language and physical sensitivity. In 2011 she received the Aichi Arts Foundation Drama Award for her play Insects. 2017, she was nominated as finalist of the 61st Kishida Kunio Playwriting Prize for Favonia’s Fruitless Fable. In 2019, she published her first collection of stories Mamito no tenshi (Mamito’s Angel). Her latest work The Bacchae – Holstein Milk Cows, based on a Greek tragedy, premiered at Aichi Triennale 2019. She is a Junior Fellow of the Saison Foundation.