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02 Sep 2017

“From UK & Germany to Hong Kong: Practice and Reflection on Documentary Theatre” Sharing


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ractice and Reflection on Documentary Theatre” Sharing

Organized by Pants Theatre Production, “Theatre and Society: Documentary Theatre Festival” opened with a study trip in Berlin and London during May this year, followed by the Documentary Theatre Week with play-reading sessions, masterclasses and an international conference. Then three emerging theatre groups have presented their documentary theatre productions in three consecutive weeks in August. It has been an inspiring experience for the organizer, the participants as well as the audiences.

To continue the fruitful dialogue, Pants Theatre Production will hold a sharing: “From UK & Germany to Hong Kong: Practice and Reflection on Documentary Theatre”. There will be two parts: the first one is a sharing session on the study tour hosted by artistic director Mr Hoi-fai Wu and dramaturg Ms Sim-fong Lai; the second part will feature the three emerging theatre groups reflecting on their creative process. Renowned critic Ms Bernice Chan is invited to join the discussion about the three original documentary theatre works.

“From UK & Germany to Hong Kong: Practice and Reflection on Documentary Theatre” Sharing

Date: 16 Sept 2017 (Sat)
Time: 2:00-4:30pm
Venue: Goethe Institut Hongkong (
14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2, Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)

Speakers: 

  • Mr Hoi-fai Wu (Artistic Director of Pants Theatre Production)
  •  Ms Sim-fong Lai (Dramaturg of Documentary Theatre Festival)
  • Representatives from the production teams of Fight with No ReturnNot the MaidsRegarding O
  •  Ms Bernice Chan (Theatre Critic)

Language: Cantonese & English

Free of charge. First-come first-served due to limited seats available.

Website: www.pants.org.hk / www.docutheatrefest.com

Enquiry: 2419 9006 / info@pants.org.hk

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

“Theatre and Society – Documentary Theatre Festival” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

25 May 2017

A conference on Documentary Theatre – Call for paper/ Narrative Presentation

Documentary theatre has been introduced into the Chinese theatre scene only recently. Pants Theatre Production in Hong Kong is one of the few theatre companies with focus on this particular form. In July 2017 it will hold a documentary theatre conference facilitating the exchange of overseas and Hong Kong artists. Scholars, practitioners, students from overseas and Hong Kong who are interested in documentary theatre are welcome to join while there will be sessions for academic researchers or theatre artists to present their papers or their creative experience.

Language for Paper/Narrative Presentation

Written in Chinese or English; Presented in Cantonese, Mandarin or English.

Method of Submission

Before 16 June  2017, please submit:
1) Application Form;
2) A Short Biography of the participant;
3) An Abstract of the Presentation within 500 words
Final Presentation Paper

Approximately 5,000 words (the oral presentation will be finished within 20 minutes with normal reading speed.)
Final Submission of the Paper: 30 June 2017

For application form and details, please click here.