Gundam for theater fans
Mainichi Mantan Web has a write-up about the fourth public appearance of Gekidan Gundam, an Osaka-based theatrical troupe who do short skits, live storytelling, and music performances based on Mobile Suit Gundam. The group, self-described as "For fans of the theater who don't know Gundam, for Gundam fans who don't know theater", has had their shows attended by Yoshiyuki Tomino and novelist Harutoshi Fukui.
Their most recent performance featured a skit (pictured in the article) in which female actors portrayed the Bits of the mobile armor Elmeth as well as a parody of Seven Samurai entitled "The Beak Of The Grabro", about seven soldiers hired to protect a village being harassed by Zeon remnants. Minamihankyu Kyokudo, who performs his routine from on top of a Dodai YS-shaped platform, says he began doing Gundam kodan (traditional Japanese style of storytelling) so he could expose young people to the kodan tradition and that he wants to try doing kodan based on videogames.
A digest video of one of their shows can be seen on Minamihankyu's Youtube channel.