chronology

2020

 

Seed 2020

A new 2-year program aiming to improve the skill and insight of Hong Kong theatre practitioners and to consolidate a unique training and performance-research platform to enrich their craft, knowledge and perspectives.

2019

 

Hong Kong Poetica

devised theatre based on Hong Kong literature to explore the world of local poet Leung Ping Kwan (Yasi).

Ghosts

by Ibsen. A play-reading and interactive commentary event, at the World Cultures Festival

Crow H.

a butoh theatre work, from a gaze at the his-story of Ankoku Butoh, the sound of caws insinuates; at the International Butoh Festival of Japan in Tokyo. 

2018

 

Faith Healer

a staged reading by Brian Friel.

The Journey of the Isle

a journey constructed and mapped out based on verbatim transcripts from dialogues with local Cheung Chau residents.

2017

 

The Oedipus Project 

a meditation on the Myth of Oedipus.

 

The Painter’s Lab

a collective research and experimental journey into the worlds of Katsushika Hokusai, Paul Klee and Giorgio Morandi for artists from different background and disciplines.

 

Viewing 4.48

a theatrical journey into the world of Sarah Kane and her blistering final play 4.48 Psychosis

Molly Sweeney
a play reading of Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney

4.48 Psychosis (Beijing)
Invited to Beijing International Women Theatre Festival; Sarah Kane's modern classic that portrays a mind in acute despair, where fragments of pain and anger are interspersed with shafts of piercing humour.

Dance Me to the End of Love (Beijing)
Invited to Beijing International Women Theatre Festival; based on Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha and Leonard Cohen’s songs.

 

2016

 

4.48 Psychosis

Sarah Kane's modern classic that portrays a mind in acute despair, where fragments of pain and anger are interspersed with shafts of piercing humour.

Fish Heads & Tales - a tender war (Cabaret)

A cabaret songs and sketches night, a condensed and revived version of the original performance.  

 

2015

 

Waiting for Godot 

by Samuel Beckett. 

 

The Will to Build (2015)

a new devised version, which aimed to stimulate debate about the value of Hong Kong’s building heritage internationally.

 

4.48 Psychosis

a staged reading of Sarah Kane’s modern classic that portrays a mind in acute despair, where fragments of pain and anger are interspersed with shafts of piercing humour.

 

The Actors Lab

one month workshop presentation based on Chekhov’s Three sisters; a 7-day workshop collaborated with Korea director Yang Jungung and stage designer Lee Yunsoo based on Alice in Wonderland.

 

2014

 

The Isle (Canada, Macau)

Touring to Canada’s the Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival and Macau; a new interpretation of leading HK playwright Paul Poon’s acclaimed play.

 

The Actors Lab

a one-of-a-kind performance-based collaborative training and research programme for experienced and emerging theatre professionals based on Chekhov’s short stories and his play The Seagull.

 

2013

 

La Casa

inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca’s final play The House of Bernarda Alba

 

2012

 

Crave

by Sarah Kane and in collaboration with Windmill Grass Theatre Company.

 

A Doll’s House

a new bilingual adaptation of Ibsen’s great play. 

 

The Isle (Guangzhou)

Touring to Guangdong; a new interpretation of leading HK playwright Paul Poon’s acclaimed play.

Dance Me to the End of Love (Shanghai)
One of the invited programmes at Shanghai 800 Show Festival; based on Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha and Leonard Cohen’s songs.

 

2011

 

God of Carnage

the award winning comedy by Yasmina Reza.

 

The Isle

a new interpretation of leading HK playwright Paul Poon’s acclaimed play.

Dance Me to the End of Love (Colombia, Hong Kong re-run)
Opening performance at Manizales International Theatre Festival Colombia; based on Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha and Leonard Cohen’s songs.

 

2010

 

Marcovaldo

an adaptation of the book of short stories by Italo Calvino.

 

Knives in Hens

by David Harrower.

 

The Will to Build (2010 Revival Version)

a highlight of the HKSAR cultural programme for Shanghai Expo.

 

Sunrise

one of the programmes for the Cao Yu Centenary Drama Festival.

 

2009

 

Sunrise

an adaptation of Cao Yu’s classic play, commissioned by the Macau Cultural Centre.

 

Antigone

by Jean Anouilh.

Dance Me to the End of Love (Hong Kong re-run)
based on Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha and Leonard Cohen’s songs.

 

2008

 

Hanako’s Pillow

devised from research of warriors, witches, and the stories and images from the Japanese film Kwaidan.

 

 

The Will to Build

a multi-media verbatim project that examined the past, present and future of Hong Kong’s relentless cycle of construction and destruction, commissioned by the New Vision Arts Festival 2008.

 

2007

 

Blackbird

an award winning British play by David Harrower.

Dance Me to the End of Love (Macau)
Touring to macau; based on Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha and Leonard Cohen’s songs.

 

2006

 

Ashes to Ashes

by Harold Pinter.

 

Nocturnal Vista

inspired by the life and short stories of Franz Kafka.

Dance Me to the End of Love (Shanghai, Singapore)
Touring to Shanghai and Singapore; based on Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha and Leonard Cohen’s songs.

 

2005

 

Gateways

based on the family histories of a group of Tuen Mun women.

 

Spooool!

inspired by the writings of Samuel Beckett.

Dance Me to the End of Love (Berlin, Hong Kong re-run)
Invited to Theatre Zerbrochene Fenster, Berlin; based on Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha and Leonard Cohen’s songs.

 

2004

 

E Never Forgets

based on the writings of Milan Kundera, Haruki Murakami and the notion of the cult of speed in modern society, commissioned by the New Vision Arts Festival 2004.

 

The Overcoat

an adaptation of Gogol’s short story.

 

2003

 

On the City Train She Stands 

devised with a group of Tuen Mun women. It explored their identity within their family and society.

 

Dance Me to the End of Love

based on Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha and Leonard Cohen’s songs.

 

2002

 

The Solitaire Mystery 

inspired by Jostein Gaardner’s novel. 

 

La Casa de…

after Lorca’s House of Bernarda Alba, commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

 

2000

 

Fish Heads and Tales – a tender war

inspired by the songs of Belgian balladeer Jacques Brel.

 

The Ocean of Stories

an eclectic mix of children’s stories and folktales.

 

Krapp’s Last Tape

by Samuel Beckett.

 

1999

 

5000 Roses

based on The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

 

1998

 

The Overcoat

inspired by the works of Gogol and Dostoevsky.

 

1997

 

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens.

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Metamorphosis

an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s famous story.

 

1996

 

The Oak Tree – an odyssey

based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.

 

1995

 

Fish Heads and Tales – a tender war

inspired by the songs of Belgian balladeer Jacques Brel.

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