Young Theatre Makers 2019: Showcase & Discussion

Young Theatre Makers is a bilingual learning scheme that uses playscripts as a framework for discussion and critical thinking. Intended for secondary school students, Young Theatre Makers focuses on the process of analysing and understanding a play and creating a work-in-progress staging in the theatre.
We believe that theatre mirrors life. Specially written by playwrights from the countries of “One Belt One Road”, the UK and Sweden, the themes of these five plays resonate with the young participants, bringing up interesting debate and dialogue about themselves and the world around us. By combining performance and discussion, we hope to uncover just how much the arts can help us understand life.

Bilingual performance and discussion

Fifty-Fifty
Playwright: Milena Bogavac (Serbia)
Translators: Edward Buffalo Bromberg & Ma Ka Ying Jolian

English performance

What can be split? What can be shared? One cannot divide his / her love. Love is unsplittable. This is a play about families, and what happens when divorce tears them apart.

Participating School:
13/7/2019 (Sat) 2:30pm Ma On Shan St Joseph’s Secondary School
14/7/2019 (Sun) 2:30pm HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School & Immaculate Heart of Mary College

Bye Bye Baby
Playwright: Åsa Lindholm (Sweden)
Translators: Edward Buffalo Bromberg & Leung Tsz Kwan

English performance

Bye Bye Baby is about a group of young people, living in the era of social media, who in different ways are struggling with life online.

Participating School:
13/7/2019 (Sat) 2:30pm Youth College (International) – Tsing Yi Site

Hyenas
Playwright: Anders Duus (Sweden)
Translators: Edward Buffalo Bromberg & Mak Ying Fung

English performance

Hyenas follows a group of teenagers who are desperate to change their status and find their place in the world. It is about friendship, bullying and the fight for popularity.

Participating School:
13/7/2019 (Sat) 2:30pm TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College & Stewards Pooi Kei College
14/7/2019 (Sun) 2:30pm Stewards Pooi Kei College

Love in the Olive Times
Playwright: Dragana Tripković (Montenegro)
Translators: Edward Buffalo Bromberg & Ng Jenny

Cantonese performance

When witches place a curse on Zan Zano’s family, Zan Zano is forced to face the consequences of his actions… This play is about responsibility, respect and the power of nature.

Participating School:
14/7/2019 (Sun) 2:30pm Hong Kong Sea School

The Crown
Playwright: Nick Wood (The UK)
Translators: Lam Wing Yin

English performance

The Crown is an adventure story about friendship, growing up, taking responsibility and learning from the past.

Participating School:
14/7/2019 (Sun) 2:30pm Tuen Mun Catholic Secondary School

Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
$110*

Tickets available at URBTIX from 3 June 2019

Approximately 180 minutes on 13 July 2019
Approximately 210 minutes on 14 July 2019

For aged 10 and above
Strong language may be used and is part of the script for discussion

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*50% discount for full-time students, people with disabilities and the minders, senior citizens aged 60 or above and CSSA recipients.
5% discount for every purchase of 10 or more full-price tickets.
All the above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or offer.

The presenter reserves the right to change or cancel any programme should unavoidable circumstances occur.


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