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Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Mayu Iwasaki is an award-winning actor, puppeteer, theatre-maker and cultural consultant bilingual in Japanese and English who is currently based in Sydney. She is an inaugural creative associate of Monkey Baa Theatre Company since 2020, for which she wrote an original puppet show “Little Bozu and Kon Kon” based on Japanese folklore. Mayu is a graduate of the Atlantic Theatre Conservatory and trained extensively with the SITI Company in New York. In 2018 Mayu first appeared on Australian television as the lead character in the Top Knot Detective on SBS. Mayu has been collaborating with several theatres and arts & community organisations internationally as a cultural advisor, playwright, translator and movement director. 

Premiering The Little Bozu and Kon Kon

Australian Premier of "The Face of Jizo" at Old Fitz Theatre

October - November 2023

Opera Australia Madama Butterfly 2023

Mayu is working as a cultural consultant on the revival of the Madama Butterfly on the harbour March 2023

Sydney Morning Herald Intreview

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