Listen to AFTEC’s Artistic Director Vicki Ooi on the Greek myth and understand how the story is still relevant to us today.
Leung Shing Him, the Artistic Director of Class 7A Drama Group is also a Physics major. Here he explains how airplanes fly. (Cantonese)
Meeting Point Temple Square (Venue Code 3: Map）
Suitability: Strictly for aged 8 and above with proficiency in listening and speaking Cantonese (Child participant should be accompanied by an adult)
Approximately 75 minutes (Show involves audience walking & group participation)
Limited quota. First come first served.
As an actress, Margo has collaborated with theatres including Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Royal Court Theatre. As an education practitioner, she is Learning Consultant and Course Director at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She was also Course Director of the Globe Education Academy in partnership with University of California and has taught for Bristol University and other schools. Directing credits include a Denmark performance tour with British Council.
Dr Ooi began teaching Theatre and English in the English Department of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1971 and retired after almost 30 years. She was instrumental in founding the Drama Lab at HKU where many generations of Hong Kong directors and actors were nurtured. In 2008, she was appointed the University Artist in Drama by HKU. As a well-known theatre director in Hong Kong for over 30 years, Dr Ooi was one of the earliest directors to introduce western plays in translation on the Hong Kong stage.
From 2000 to 2002, Dr Ooi was invited to apply her experience in writing a resource package called Let's Experience and Appreciate Drama (LEAD) for the Primary Schools English Development Pilot project. It provided teachers with effective strategies on how to use drama to facilitate the learning and teaching of English. From 2008-2011, she was also instrumental in developing the curriculum for English language teaching and a Teacher's manual partnering the British council for SCOLAR's Drama Alliance programme.
In 2003, Dr Ooi established Shakespeare4All® Ltd (S4A), a charitable organisation that works with local students on their English fluency and aims to build self-confidence through drama and performances of adapted Shakespearean plays. Under her leadership, S4A was awarded The Springboard Grant Award by the Home Affairs Bureau in 2012. Dr Ooi stepped down as Artistic Director of S4A in Sept 2014 after taking 30 local teachers to be trained at The Globe.
Dr Ooi has been the Artistic Director of The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection since 2008. Under her direction, AFTEC has developed a diverse array of programmes that tap into the deep power of the arts to support education and change in young people, encompassing theatre productions, theatre training as well as arts learning. Major programmes include “From Page to Stage®” Programme, Classics for Juniors series, Young Company and Bravo! Hong Kong Youth Theatre Awards Scheme.
Chan Ho Ting is a local freelance actor who studied in drama at National Taiwan University of Arts. He loves performing arts and he has years of stage performance experience. He was a major member in clown mine group in Taiwan and now he is an actor in a performance group "yinngzi”.
Cheung graduated from the Institute of Textiles and Clothes of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Upon graduation, she has been active in the theatre field as a freelance actress and was involved in backstage duties. She has been dedicated in physical theatre and was a physical theatre actress in different theatre company. Her appearance includes Théâtre de la Feuille’s Papa (Wuzhen Theatre Festival, Asia TYA Festival in Japan, World Stage Design Exhibition 2017 in Taipei and performance tour in Mainland China), PNL Theatre’s Dream Catcher (Corporeal miming performance in The Pier-2 Art Center in Kaohsiung), physical theatre actress in Project on Earth’s Poem and Violence, Alice Theatre Laboratory’s Theatre Experiment on Samuel Beckett and Minimalism (Drama Workshop) and The Poem of Taboos, and Purple Theatre’s Sick Woman’s Journey.
The founder of Professional Clowns’ Club, Clownival Clownival and toogood.esign. A multi-disciplined creator of acting, clown performance, costume and image design.
Kok joined various productions, including the Hong Kong Theatre Works’ The Young Hero, Three Dynasty and Water Margin, LCSD’s Theatre in the Old Houses, Pop Theatre’s A Forest of Stories, Theatre Valley’s Unforgettable Era, Sunbeam Theatre’s Shake Shake Speare, Theatrideo X EdmondPoon’s Disappearance of a girl, One/Eight X EdmondPoon’s Ghost in Tai Mo Shan, Prospects Theatre’s Brandon & Louise, Sham Shui Po Lear and The Legend of Fung Kai, One/Eight’s Family Relationships of Fishermen, Théâtre de la Feuille’s I Want Euthanasia( Premiere in Beijing, Rerun in Taipei and Hong Kong), Chocolate Theatre’s Death of A Chaplin 2, Clownival Clownival’s Kok's Room, Big City Little Store (1st to 4th run) and Star shines for everyone. Appeared in TVC including Hong Kong Yakult, Maxim, Hong Kong Taipan Bread & Cake and Fortune Pharmacal.
Creative actor of Théâtre de la Feuille. Suen Chi Hung devised different pieces with the company, including I Want Euthansia, L'orphelin 2.0, Zheng-he, Papa, and performed in different art festival in China, Japan, Korea, etc. Suen joined various productions for AFTEC, including Around the World in 80 days, Treasure Island, Merlin the Magician and King Arthur. His other performances include SamKit Popera's Perfect Match, Trinity Theatre's Why So Serious 7, 61Production's Big Big World, Pop Theatre's Eight Hundred Years of Hatred, Whale, Tension Theatre’s the Girl, Aurora Theatre’s Figaro, New Music Ensemble’s the Solider’s Tale, Heteroglossia’s Child of Light and Theatre de la Sardine's Dinner for One. Suen also works with AFTEC and other art groups like Hong Kong Singfest as tutor or director.
In recent years, he studied in the masterclasses of Philippe Gaulier, Marcello Magni, Alan Lucien Øyen and Marie-Hélène Estienne. He will keep on exploring the infinite possibilities in the field of theatre.
Graduated and trained from Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio PTI program in 2016 and Psychophysical program by Andy Ng in 2017.
Theatre credits include: Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio's Macbeth Titus2.0, Thunderstorm (script-reading), Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies’s The Pitmen Painters, Théâtre de la Feuille’s Zheng He, Sonnet, L’Orphelin 2.0, etc.
Following various teachers, engage in different styles of actors training, exploring between spoken drama, physical theatre and contemporary theatre.
Graduated from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and major in performing arts. Wong is now a freelance actor; drama teacher and he is active in participating in both TV movies and stage performance.
Wong joined various productions, including the West Kowloon Cultural District’s Our Death Won’t Hurt Anybody (2018 GREC Festival Performance), Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio’s Macbeth (2017 European Tour & 2016 Hong Kong Arts Festival), Sunbeam Theatre’s Our Town (2017), Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s Hu XueYan, my Dear (2017), Hong Kong Theatre Works’s The Young Hero (2018), On & On Theatre’s Electronic City.
Wong also joined TV and movie productions, including RTHK’s Below the Lion Rock Series and Happiness from Heart, Fresh Wave’s Fire in 2018 and the movies Big Brother and Office.