National Theater Company of KOREA

NTCK works with international artists and theatres who share their artistic passion and love of theater with the global community, in order to challenge and stimulate the Korean theater. NTCK hopes to be an international center for theater where various exciting collaborations and co-productions are created and attract international acclaim.


  • ByPark Bonn
  • Translated byLee Dan-bi
  • Directed byPark Bonn
  • Produced byNational Theater Company of Korea

Korean-German playwright and director Park Bonn won First Prize at the Berlin Theatertreffen Stückemarkt at the age of 30, thereby drawing attention to himself in Europe and beyond. Born and raised in Germany despite his Korean roots, Park shares his unique perspectives and sharp insight as someone who is neither an insider nor an outsider—in NTCK’s production of Liebe II. The constant pursuit of perfection in the Korean pop culture industry, not to mention the cutthroat competition prevalent across society, is conveyed on stage in the form of an allegory. Just as the title suggests, this “sequel to love” presents a witty depiction of the Korean pop culture market that seeks to elicit sympathy by embodying love (i.e. the most universal human emotion), as well as the industry professionals’ yearning for “perfection.” 

Cooperation Partner 
Goethe-Institut Korea

·   Die besseren Wälder (The Better Woods)

Die besseren Wälder (The Better Woods)
  • ByMartin Baltscheit
  • Directed byTony Graham
  • Produced byTYA Research Center, NTCK

In celebration of its 10th anniversary in 2021, the TYA Research Center, NTCK presented Die besseren Wälder(The Better Woods), the winner of the 2010 German Youth Theatre Award. The production marked the third collaboration between NTCK and Tony Graham, one of Britain's leading directors of theatre for young audiences. Playwright Martin Baltscheit is celebrated for the way he compares animals to men as a way of offering sharp insight into society. As such, the play unravels the journey of human life using a clever animal metaphor. Raised as sheep, Ferdinand the wolf must undergo growing pains to find his true identity. It is impossible for him to stop or take a step back. Thus begins the adventure towards “The Better Woods”