进入第二个星期的《编剧操练营》… … Playwrights’ Boot Camp Week 2:
This week’s approach to the development of stories differs from the previous week. Each playwright is given a photograph as the starting point for story and plot development.
故事（一）The First Story:《面具》Mask
编剧 Playwright: 何仙姑 Holly Ho
导演 Director: 李邪 Li Xie
演员 Actors: 许彬 Xubin, 梁晓端 Xiao Duan, 董姿彦 Joanna Dong, 梁海彬 Neo Hai Bin, 韩乾畴 Hang Qian Chou, 蔡竞聪 Edward Choy
The main protagonist, Ah Kun, is a 30 year old carpark attendant who has spent the past decade of his life, working as a humble carpark attendant, with little ambition of his own. With the death of his mother, who returns to haunt him through apparitions that he sees, or as a figment of his own captive mind, he struggles with the need to move on.
故事（二） The Second Story:《自由》Free
编剧 Playwright: 苏君英 Su Jun Ying
导演 Director: 林志坚 Jonathan Lim
演员 Actors: 吴悦娟 Goh Guat Kian, 罗宝玲 Audrey Luo, 洪节华 Wah Wah, 黄惠敏 Catherine Wong
The play verges on surrealism. Throughout the story development, we tune ourselves to the conversations of a young girl and that of a much older woman. The conversations lead the audience to probe for themselves, how a troubled being seeks relief from painful memories of the past, and the frail attempt at removing the very cause of one’s pain …
故事（三）The Third Story:《想》Imagine
编剧 Playwright: 董欣 Dong Xin
导演 Director: 郭践红 Kuo Jian Hong
演员 Actors: 傅正龙 Rei Poh, 黄文鸿 Huang Wen Hong
Imagine explores the inner mind and thoughts of a troubled psychopath. Repeated throughout, are questions such as, “Who am I?”, “Where am I”, “What time is it?”, “What I feel?’”, “What I do?” … At the end of the play, one cannot help but to feel that the psychopath will never be able to dissect who he really is, or what motivates him to his crime;
After the three performances, we move to our rehearsal hall to hear from the audience, as well as the 3 playwrights, 3 directors and 12 actors!
For next week’s topic, we’re back to word
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Before we see what the playwrights come up with, let’s see what YOU can think of… 🙂