I co-directed this one with Billy Sy at Fringe Club Upstairs (Hong Kong). I was also music director, object maker, projection fixer and many other things. Most of the information about the show is on my company website: Rooftop Productions.
Superheroes Don’t Give a Shit! 《超能人廢能事》 was created as a devised collaborative piece with We Draman actors and students. We began with workshops in site-specific and devised ways of working, going on to create material and refine it into a show. Our starting point was the title, and the idea of everyday heroism. The result was an entirely original piece using all of the different spaces in We Draman’s studios, including the foyer and kitchen areas. This is We Draman’s fifth yearly Creative Project, and it was performed from 9th-19th October 2014.
I’ve decided to write up the technical aspects of Superheroes Don’t Give a Shit!, as documentation of the project, and for the enjoyment of my geekier friends. I hope that the performance came across as very audience-centric and performer-driven rather than relying on the spectacle of technical tricks to make it work. That being said, the setup was reasonably complex for a small black box theatre, and it’s interesting for me to discuss how it was done.
Promotional video for 超能人廢能事 (Cantonese with English subtitles):
Multimedia performance with a projected version of myself singing in harmony, using the story of Narcissus and Echo in reference to the new narcissism of social media. One of my few self-directed solo performances, and one of only two where I’ve dressed as a girl. This was performed at Café 1001 in Shoreditch (London) as part of New Crossed Out.
Video of some experimentation with the final projection of Znak Kaina.
I created the sound-reactive multimedia projection art for the performance of Znak Kaina (directed by James Brennan) over the period of about a year in Poland. Some of it can be seen at the end of this short trailer:
As well as doing the projection design, I was doing a live translation of the Polish into English, typing as the actors were speaking, wearing a yellow dress and rolling my computer around. I had initially been playing one of the characters (Micio) – in Polish – as part of the process, but was replaced by the excellent Michal Zgiet in order to concentrate on the projection.