|About Theatre Space|
Theatre Space, established in 1999, has been dedicated itself to broadening the horizon of theatrical arts despite the limitation of space. Through our performances, the Theatre endeavors to stimulate the imagination of the audience and to offer them some vivid experience of the real life, hence fostering a closer interaction between the theatre and the community. For years we focus in producing translated plays to embody the concept of Scenography and Theatrical Arts with Contemporary Drama to the community and to strengthen the recognition of Scenography as a form o f Theatre works in Hong Kong . We have produced more than twenty major stage productions in last eight years as well as other school touring projects, Theatre Education Programs, Community Art Programs.
We adhere ------ to perform translated plays as we believe: Outstanding translated play has its own wide-embracing universality. With presence of cultural differences, it always broadens visions of the audience to generate entirely new inspirations in examining problems.
We attempt------ to make use of visible space as the starting point to explore possibility of stimulating infinitude of imagination and feelings of the audience. We want to broaden their horizon within the limited space of theatres.
We make an effort------ to enhance quality and types of audience through high quality productions suitable for all walks of life by expressing complex ideas in simple terms.
Board of Directors
* Sponsored by HKADC Drama Internship Scheme 2011/12
|About the Team|
JacobHermit, YU Chun-kau
As a musical lover, he was invited to be the director of an original musical “I, Ching” by ICG Production Inc. USA. The musical is about the life of Jian Ching, Lady Mao and had it's world premier in Los Angeles , in 2012.
Jacob Yu is an active contributor to performing arts and entertainment. He works as producer, production manager, director, s cenographer & playwright for numerous Hong Kong performing groups, including Hong Kong Disneyland and now working in Macau Cultural Center as the consultant of Program and Marketing.
1981, he joined the Urban Council Performing Companies as Assistant Stage Manager and became Technical Manager of HK Dance Company in 1988. He also worked as lighting and set designers for the HK Repertory Theatre and Dance Company. In 1987, he awarded the Scholarship from the Robert Black Trust Fund to further his study in the University of Rochester, New York. 1990, Mr. Yu was invited to be the Production Manager of Chung Ying Theatre Company. From 1992 to 1993, he took a new direction as further study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, specializing in Lighting Design and graduated with Professional Diploma. In 1997, Mr. Yu joined European Scenography Course (ESC), after studying in Utrecht , Prague and London , he was awarded with Master of Arts (Scenography) with Distinctions by The London Institute in 1998.
The awarded that Jacob Yu achieved in the past including Youth Drama Project Script Writing Competition presented by Joint School Drama Project and Hong Kong Arts Center in 1984. In 1993, “ Nuwa Mends the Sky” won “The Best Lighting Design Award” in < The 2 nd Hong Kong Drama Awards>. 1994, “Ten Years Bests Achievements (Backstage)” was awarded in < The 4th HK Drama Awards> as well as ‘The Best Set Design Award” in the 10 th , 11 th , 13 th and 14th <Hong Kong Drama Awards> with “ Chow's Family Affairs” , “ The Swordsman – Wong Ng”, “Twelve Angry Men” and “Funny Money” .
In past years, he was nominated as the “Best Director ” with the production “ Laughter on the 23/F” , the “Best Director “& “Best Set-design” with “ Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” and the “Best Set-design” with “ ART” , “A Few Good Men” ,”Tai Chi” , “The Last Bet of my Dead Aunt” and “Sunday in the Park with George”. “ ART” and “A Few Good Men” both won the “Bronze Prize” in Hong Kong Designer Association <HKDA Design Exhibition> 2000 and 2002.
Mr. Yu keen on bringing high quality entertainment to the public can be reflected on his passion in Musical. He was the director of “West Side Story” , performed by the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui, presented by LCSD for “A Tribute to the Millennium”in 2000 ; “The Sound of Music” presented by “International Arts Carnival” in 2002 ; “Sai Fung” , an original musical about Young Bruce Lee written by Au Kam Tong in 2003, also involved as a main creative team/set designer in musical “They're playing our song” (2002) written by Neil Simon, “Oliver Twist” , and “Annie” (2005) , Mr. Yu also a pioneer of producing theatrical performance in local pub .
He also works for <Leal Senado de Macau DADR > as Program Consultant and organized the first “Macau Fringe” since 1999 as well as “Hong Kong MonoFest” – an arts festival presented by <Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Service Department> in 2001. He was invited by the Netherlands Theatre Institute to join the 2002 “Summer Festivals on the Road”.
Mr. YU was also the founder of Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians and Scenographers, c ommittee member of the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies, HK Arts Development Council: Committee member of Drama & Traditional Performance Committee ('95) & Examiner/Assessor of Drama Committee. In 1999, Mr. YU together with his friends formed the THEATRE SPACE, a professional theatre company in Hong Kong .
Bee Wan Tik-lun
Bee Wan started his career in theatre as a deputy stage manager in the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. After he graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts majoring in Theatre Lighting, he furthered his studies in Utrecht , Seville & London in 1999 and was awarded a distinction in his Masters degree in Scenography.
Direct ing projects included: Yieh Yieh Yieh Mah (2004), ANNIE (2005, 2007), OLIVER! (2006, 2008), Talley's Folly (2006), My Mother Said I Never Should (2007), Twelve Housewives From Tin Shui Wai (2008) , Dracula The Musical (2010), G odspell, Best Wretches (2011) .
Other than directing and design works, creating performances through scenographical devices is also Bee's forte. In his first attempt in Not I – a journey of Light, he created a stage performance based on Samuel Beckett's text with lights and movements of objects in a bare stage. The show was later performed in Macau (2001) and an intergraded version was staged in Hong Kong (2006). Bee has also collaborated with artists from England , Germany , Netherlands , Brazil and Chile to stage Maggots (2001) - a multi-media project based on Shakespearean texts Julia Caesar & Macbeth, with drama, video, Israel i puppets, Japanese Taiko & flute. And he organized site specific projects in Hong Kong (2004 & 2006) with Silo Theater from the Netherlands, as well as Scenography workshops (2001, 2004, 2006, 2008) that encourages youngsters to express themselves and share their ideas through researching and experimenting on the possibilities of mingling with various medias such as texts, drama, installations, lights, music, movements, objects and more together, to create a contemporary and living experience of theatre.
He is now the coordinator of Hong Kong Drama Festival and part time tutor of the School of Continuing Studies of Hong Kong Chinese University & HKU SPACE.
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