03 JUN 2023
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
At the second phase of the "Let the Mirror Speak" Hong Kong-France Theatre Exchange Project, playwrights and directors Wu Hoi Fai (Hong Kong) and Nicolas Kerszenbaum (France) will share their experiences and creation processes in this project.
The running time of the salon is approximately 30 minutes.
"Let the Mirror Speak" Hong Kong-France Theatre Exchange Project
Through the looking glass, enter the parallel universe of theatre.
French May Arts Festival presents, Let the Mirror Speak, a two-year Hong Kong-France theatre exchange project. Playwrights and directors, Wu Hoi Fai (Hong Kong) and Nicolas Kerszenbaum (France) will reside in Paris and Hong Kong, respectively, for multiple phases. During the process, they will constantly search for their self-identity, reflecting the inner dialogue like a mirror, tracing back their culture and history. Together with materials collected during residency, their inspiration will be developed into a series of activities, lectures, and theatre works in parallel perspectives, reflecting Hong Kong and French culture in double layers.
A director and playwright with a degree in performing arts and economics, he founded the theatre group franchement, tu in 2005, with which he created over twenty creations.
He recently in collaboration with the Thai company B-Floor Theatre and created A Thai Mirror (2022) in Bangkok, Persephone (2022) and A Beautiful Stranger (2019) for La Poudrerie – le Théâtre des Habitants, Two ghost cities (2018) in La Habana, Swann (Artcena winner, 2017), adapted from the novel by Marcel Proust, A New Hero (2014), which played over 150 times.
Wu Hoi Fai
Artistic Director and Co-founder of Pants Theatre Production; Examiner of Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Adjudicator of Hong Kong School Drama Festival.
Graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (BA in English) and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (BFA in Drama – Directing); the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London (MA in Advanced Theatre Practice – Dramaturgy); Recipient of the Yiqingzhai Foundation Arts Fellowship, the Asian Cultural Council in 2008, the Outstanding Young Director Award in 2001 Hong Kong Drama Award and the Award of the Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation Scheme in 2017.
Free admission for performance ticket holders
This programme is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region