Here Is the Message You Asked For... Don't Tell Anyone Else ;-)
A raw portrait from China of the simultaneously real and virtual worlds of the Internet, mobile phones, cosplay and live streaming
A leading figure in the Beijing fringe theater scene, and very popular with millennial-generation audiences, the playwright, director and critic Xiaoxing Sun presents his work for the first time in Japan.
Here Is the Message You Asked For… Don’t Tell Anyone Else;-) (這是你要的那條信息……不要讓別人看到;-)) is his most recent play, which starts with a mundane scene: girls sitting on beds while using their phones. The young women do whatever takes their fancy, from live streaming to cosplay. As they become increasingly immersed in a virtual world, the play gradually dissolves the line between the performers and audience.
The title comes from the email subject line used by Melissa, the computer virus that wreaked havoc around the world. This much-discussed work, whose title comes from the email subject line used by the computer virus Melissa, expresses the state of society today where the virtual is slowly encroaching on reality.
- Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza
- ChineseA Japanese translation will be available on LINE.
- Beijing, China
Xiaoxing Sun was born in Tianjin in 1986 and is now based in Beijing. He is a playwright, theater director, and critic. He graduated from Central Academy of Drama and teaches theater at Tianjin Conservatory of Music. He formed the theater company en? (What has happened? How does it come to this?) in 2015. Inspired by comic books and online communities for young people in China, his recent work includes Drift Home (2014), Love’s Labour’s Lost (2015), and Here Is the Message You Asked For… Don’t Tell Anyone Else ;- ) (2016). His links to contemporary theater in Japan are strong. He served as dramaturge for Absolute Airplane, which was written and directed by Makoto Sato in China, and also moderated a talk in Beijing by the online theater magazine Engeki Saikyoron.
|[Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto]|
|Asia Corridor Performing Arts Program|
|Creation||en? (What has happened? How does it come to this?), Chunqiu Theatre Company, Dream Can|
|Director and stage designer||Xiaoxing Sun|
|Co-directors||Yue Ming, Gui Xi Feng|
|Performers||Yue Ming, A Sheng, Midori, Hua Hua|
|Band||A Re, A Can, Qi Yu|
|Producer||Zhenzhen Wu, Yuan Zhang|
|Lighting||Chunyu Miao, Shengqing Wang|
|Stage manager||Guozhu Huang|
|Technical director||Nannan Jia|
|Producer assistant||Rui He, Zexuan Jia|
|Supported by||Agency for Cultural Affairs Arts and Culture Creativity Platform Project 2017|
|Technical coordinator||Masaya Natsume,Kyoka Arisawa|
|Stage manager||Mao Sakai|
|Stage manager assistant||Yoshiyuki Nakagawa|
|Sound||Koji Shiina (KWAT)|
|Video technician||Hiroto Takezaki|
|Promotional designer||Keigo Shiotani|
|LINE assistant (Kyoto University of Art and Design)||Ren Kojima (Department of Fine and Applied Arts), Megu Yamashita (Department of Information Design), Aoi Yokoyama (Department of Information Design)|
|Production coordinator||Ryo Ide (Kyoto Performing Arts Center at Kyoto University of Art and Design)|
|Presented by||Culture City of East Asia 2017 - Kyoto Executive Committee, Kyoto Experiment, Kyoto City|