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Participate in 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival

 

Critically acclaimed in Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 and Hong Kong Umbrella Festival 2015 is now in Adelaide, Australia. A dark comedy duet written and performed by the HKADC Emerging Artists Grant receiver, Cathy SK Lam, costarred with Angel SY Chan. Set in 2017, just 20 years after the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong and 3 years after the Umbrella Movement, the communist’s new aggressive policy has created social anxiety among the city. Everyone is trying to leave the city, including Jenna Wong (Cathy SK Lam). One way out is to win the immigration lottery - a ticket to citizenship of United Nation Of Hap Asala, the happiest planet on the earth. Even though it may be a scam, it is the last chance for Jenna. She may win the lottery, but another challenge lies ahead: Jenna has to convince the immigration officer that she deserves a happy life, and United Nation Of Hap Asala is the place that she belongs to. Performance in English (with few Cantonese and Fujianese)

ThreeWoods Playwright was registered as non-profit theatre company in 2011, formed by a group of young theater artists based in Hong Kong. They are young and vibrant, keep uncovering and reflecting issues in the society through their plays.

Besides producing performance, ThreeWoods Playwright also initiated the “Suspended Ticket for Young Generation Programme” for subsidizing students from low-income families to watch theater productions and have direct sharing with artists, targeting to reduce the gap between art and the society.

 

Lam plays with this idea of a lost and distorted identity brilliantly and the theme and its political implications gradually creep up on you.” - Broadway Baby

Cathy SK Lam and Angel SY Chan make a compellingly absurd double act, and thanks to committed performances and off-the-wall humor, this satire of bureaucracy and national identity packs a political punch.The Scotsman 

ThreeWoods Playwright: a young but promising theater company that keeps concerning the relationship between individuals and society.” - Infinite Creativity, OnAirPower.com

“Every Hong Kong people should see it! And this is what theater should be about. ” -Edward Lau (Audience, Medical Student)

Venue: 

Studio Theatre, Bakehouse Theatre

Dates:

15-20/2/2016 (Mon-Sat) 6pm

Duration:

around 50 mins

Ticket Prices: 

Adult $23/ Cheap Tuesday $15/ Artist Pass Discount $18/ Concession$20/ Fringe Staff Discount: $18/ Group 6+: $18.00/ TREv: $18.00 (Companion Card)

Fringe Box Office: 

https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix

 

For further information, images, and interview availability, please contact Mary Cheng/Cathy SK Lam by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or contact by telephone 00 852 9791 1196  

 

 

 

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Creative Team

 

Cathy SK Lam (Artistic Director)

Cathy SK Lam (Three Woods) is the Artistic Director and the founder of ThreeWoods Playwright. 

She received MSc in Social Research Method (Philosophy) from the London School of Economics and BA Hons (Magna Cum Laude) in Political Science and Analytical research from the University of California. She studied voice and acting class in Pasadena City College with Anita Adcock and Whitney Rydbeck. During her studies, she joined the backstage of school's show case "King Lear" and " Hotel Paradiso".

After she graduated, she joined Horizon Theatre Studio and received acting training there. She became the company manager of Theatre Horizon and appointed as the Executive Manager in Theatre Horizon Company Limited during 2008-2011. During her time in Theatre Horizon, she has been performed and produced in numbers of production of Theatre Horizon included "The City's Tiger Moth ", "Writing Winds Writing Waves", "Who Beat The Roaches In My House?"(Starring), "Mysterous!The Snow White's Backstage"(Starring), "Rose and Rosa", "Hey God, Did You Drop Something?!"(Starring), "Can't Play Won't Play" By Dario Fo(Translator & Starring)、"Winds Of Change" (The Chorus Leader)、"I AM HAPPY"(One Man Show)、"The Leftover"(Playwright & Executive Director), "French Kiss" (Awarded as one of the most popular production in the 21st Hong Kong Drama Award)、School Touring"Super Politeman: Happy School"(Playwright & Starring), "The Broken Window" , cooperated with The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong(Playwright).

Besides Theatre Horizon, she has also worked with other company, such as Syan Production "The Anonymous" (Producer and Actress), and Dramatic Activity "Three Of Us" (Playwright and Director). As a christian, she also created gospel play "Merry Christmas! Or Not?" and "The Reborn?"

In 2011, she has received funding from Hong Kong Arts Development Council under the Emerging Artists Project Grant, she established ThreeWoods Playwright in the same year, created and produced "Revelation Of Love" , "Every Little Thing", "Bon Voyage" , " "Shi Yī" 
and "The Curious Incident of A Little Girl (Hong Kong & Guilin Version)" (Collaboration with Ma Chai Sand Art), "Solitaire"  (Collaboration with TwoMouthRice) , "The Immigration Lottery" (Premiere in Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, 2015 Hong Kong Umbrella Festival & 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival) , "The Height" (Charity Production Commissioned by REN Coaching Research Institute) and "All About Ruby", “Coffee.Sand.Theater” (The 100th Cohort of City and Guilds Barista Course Celebrating Activity).

She is currently acting and public speaking instructor coaching in both elementary schools, secondary schools, college and NGOs. She also engaged in advertising script writing and appearing in government propaganda. Cooperation includes the Hospital Authority, Burger King, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Life Leading Association and Chu Hai College.

She also started blogging in 2013, and her article could be found in Magaristo.com, thestandnews.com and memehk.com. 

She is currently working on her first culinary book "Grandma and The Theatrical Home Cook".

 

Mimi Lo (Resident Movement Coach)

  

Mimi Lo graduated at the Hong Kong Academy for performing Arts, modern dance, majoring in Choreography & Dance Directing. Recently, she has focus on Contact Improvisation, Argentine Tango & Latin dance. She was back from US and studied with Nancy Stark Smith for a 3-weeks intensive improvisation workshop in Jan 2016. She completed the DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in July 2015 in Helsinki, Finland led by Alito Alessi and was participated in Contact Festival Freiburg 2015 and Contact Meets Contemporary Festival 2014 & 2015 in Germany.

Her creations included: Humming Dialogue, Over-Come/ Over.Come and the dance theatre Solitaire with ThreeWoods Playwright. Her recent performances has been Mirage Oasis, created with yuenjie MARU, in Taipei I-dance festival 2015, Hong Kong I-dance festival 2014 & Shenzhen Fringe Festival 2014, which developed the idea of CI and tango. She also performed in The immigration Lottery of ThreeWoods Playwright in Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016, Hong Kong Umbrella Festival 2015 & Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.

Mimi started her dance teaching since 1996. She was the full-time teaching artist of Leap! which organized by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation and The Cloud Gate Dance School of Taiwan. She had the teacher training of creative dance for children at Cloude Gate Dance School in 2009-2010. The musical The Awakening by L plus H Creations Foundation was filmed as a documentary My Voice, My Life, that Mimi involved as the choreographer & tutor in 2013. In 2015, she started to teach CI workshops in Guangzhou, China and jams on the grass in Hong Kong with Yuenjie MARU.

Angel SY Chan (Company Manager)

Graduated from the School of Drama of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama (Honours), majoring in Acting; “Drama-In-Education techniques for Drama tutors” by the School and Chung Ying Theatre Company; “Certificate in East/West Theatre Studies” by the University of Hong Kong SPACE. During her study, she received Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship, Ben & Benson Company Ltd Scholarships and The Hongkong Bank Foundation Hong Kong – Mainland Exchange Scholarships, and visited Sichuan and Tokyo.

After graduated from HKAPA, Angel has continued acting and physical training in PIP School, Philippe Gaulier Master class and Horizon Theatre Studio Ltd after graduated. Whereas, she joined Theatre Horizon in 2007, and as Education & Outreaching Manager in 2010-12, which produced and performed various school touring productions: ”Searching for the Happiness Ville” (Drug Abuse), “Super Politeman: Happy School” (School category), “Super Politeman: Happy to Begin” (Social & Library categories), “The Broken Window” (Collaboration with The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong).

Recent theatre performances: The 10th Chinese Drama Festival ─ Piece by Piece “Will you please be quiet, please?”; ThreeWoods Playwright “All about Ruby”, “The Immigration Lottery” (Participated in Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, Umbrella Festival 2015 & Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016), “The Height” (Charity Production Commissioned by REN Coaching Research Institute), “Shi Yī “, “Bon Voyage”, “Every Little Thing”, “Revelation of Love”, “The Reborn?” (Gospel play), “The Curious Incident of a Little Girl”(Hong Kong & Guilin Version) (Collaboration with Ma Chai Sand Art), and as Producer in《寂。Solitaire》 (Collaboration with TwoMouthRice). Hong Kong Repertory Theatre “Boundless Movement” (First & Re-run & Guangzhou), “Caligula” and the Pre-show; Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education “Five Children and It”, “What time is it, Uncle Fox?”, “Princess Ice-Lolly”, “The Frog Groom”,  “The Boy becomes Rabbit Mama”, “The Goose of Pipi”, “Muddlehead Tiger” (Collaboration with Sun Sun Arts Troupe) and participated the 3rd National Puppet & Shadow Competition of Golden Lion Prize (Mandarin version); Theatre Horizon “The Leftout”, “Winds of Change”, “Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!”, “Defiance” (First & Re-run); Spring-Time Experimental Theatre “Hello Hong Kong” (Musical), “The House of 72 Tenants” (First & Re-run); Prospects Theatre: Playwright Scheme X “Preservation/ Are you a doctor?”, Playwright Scheme VI “Solitary map”; Methodist Evangelistic Ministry “Looking for Ideal once again” and “Selling LOVE”; Make Friends with Puppet “The Little Snowman & Sunflower”, etc. For school touring: Sun Sun Arts Troupe “Chinese shadow Phantom” (Shadow Puppet); Theatre Ensemble “Save the Dolphins”; Exploration Theatre “Sit out ideas”. Besides, she also appeared in commercials and government propaganda: Narcotics Division, Hospital Authority, promotion of West Kowloon Cultural District, Burger King, etc.

Angel is also an experienced acting coaching, cooperation included “Drama in Pre-primary Education: Funful Learning Project” and the research project “A School, Theatre and University Partnership in Integrating Drama into Preschool Curriculum”, which launch by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, so as to assist the development of drama curriculum in early childhood at schools. Moreover, she has co-operated with St. James’ Settlement Continued Education Centre and write the drama programme “Be the Master of your Emotion ─ Pre-school Drama (Emotional) Education Programme” and coaching in both pre-school and teachers’ drama workshops.

In 2011, Angel joined ThreeWoods Playwright and working as the Company Manager. In 2012, she has received funding from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council under the Emerging Artists Project Grant, she established Syan Production, created and produced “The Anonymous”. [Director, Playwright and Actress]

She is currently working as an Actress, Theatre Arts and Education Coach, and Adjudicator of the Hong Kong School Drama Festival.

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