Alice Theatre Laboratory
Devoted to experimental performances
Critically acclaimed productions from 2008 to 2014 included: Seven Boxes Possessed of Kafka (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Macao and Taipei), Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Hong Kong and Beijing), Beckett on Stage II: Reminiscence & Traces, The Maids, 1001 Nights of Pasolini, One Hundred Years of Solitude (Hong Kong and Beijing), Endgame (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Once the Muse Speaks (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and Beijing) and Hamletmachine (Hong Kong and Wuzhen)
Productions critically acclaimed and received multiple nominations and awards at the Hong Kong Drama Awards and Hong Kong Theatre Libre
Invited to perform in Mainland China, Taiwan and Macau for cultural exchange. Recently named one of the “five most watchable Hong Kong theater companies” by CNNGO
Seven Boxes Possessed of Kafka
The story depicts Max Brod’s struggle in executing Kafka’s will of destroying his works with a flame. In front of seven boxes of literary legacy, he wonders if he should defy the will. The performance gathers a full range of Kafka’s creative ideas and Kafka is outlined 3-dimentionally through Devising Theatre with multi-media technology, experimental music, vigorous visual effect and actors’ dynamic energy, culminating in a multi-layer version of this avant-garde literature writer.
The show was awarded Best Director (Drama/Tragedy), Best Sound Design, Best Make-up Image and Top Ten Most Popular Productions at the Hong Kong Drama Awards 2009, and Best Play Script, Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Stage Effects and Best Ensemble at the 2009 Hong Kong Theatre Libre.