Daisuke Miura was born in Hokkaido in 1975. Together with friends from the Waseda University Theatre Circle he founded Potudo-ru in 1996. Often labeled as ‘semi-documentary’, his style strips theatre down to the bare bones of performance in pursuit of the ‘real’. Knight’s Club employed this technique for the first time and premiered in 2000. Miura has since been taking different approaches to this style of ‘realistic fiction’. Miura received the 50th Kishida Kunio Drama Award for Love’s Whirlpool. His works Gekijyo (Violent Emotion), and Otoko no Yume (A Boy’s Dream) were adapted into a TV drama. Miura has also worked as a scriptwriter and film director. In 2010, his work could be seen in Europe for the first time when he presented Castle of Dreams at the festival Theater der Welt.