Presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre, Playwright’s Studio serves as an open experimental platform for playwrights. With the interpretations of directors, actors and simple stage designs, the creations “come to life” on stage for the first time. These theatre productions reflect the younger generations’ understanding of the world, allowing the works to be further developed and refined.
Conceived by Mr. Poon Wai-sum and curated by Ms Janice Poon, the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts work together through Playwright’s Studio in the hope of looking for “the voices of our time”.
Playwright’s Studio sparks a new collaborative model in theatre, bringing playwrights from “inside the workshop” to “outside the house”. In total, works from 5 playwrights will be showcased this season. Specifically, tailor made for Art X late night programme in November, Playwright Studio 9, will incorporate live streaming along with live polling into the programme, with the objective to enable barrier-free discussion prior and after the play, enhancing the interaction and engagement between audiences and the theatre of the In-the-progress play. With such interactive elements, an unprecedented collaboration between a Theatre & Film Director along with audiences will be offered and the play will be intriguing this time!