Ren Saibara is a Japanese director, actress and performer. She studied German studies in Tokyo and historical urban studies in Berlin. She founded the artist collective actnetwork in Japan and has shown her works in several international theater festivals in Japan. In her works she compares the Japanese perspective with the European, often calling the comprehensive global mechanism in current social problems into question. At the same time, she confronts the insurmountable strangeness between German and Japanese culture.