Cardboard Dreams Rehearsal, Cultural Ambassador Sceme 2017



30/09/2017 — 15/10/2017

Produced by We Draman as part of the cultural ambassador scheme, Cardboard Dreams is a documentary theatre performance for the community, about the stories and situation of the elderly in Hong Kong. Concept/Direction/Dramaturgy by Rooftop’s Michelle Li, with puppetry and movement direction by Ivor Houlker. This is our second cultural ambassador scheme performance produced by We Draman, after last year’s Building with Bamboo.

Performance Times and Locations

30/9 (六)
11am 大埔中央廣場(大埔安埔路)
2:30pm 禾輋邨順和樓平台(沙田豐順街2號 近順和樓旁)

1/10 (日)
11am 青衣海濱公園露天劇場(青衣牙鷹洲街)
2:30pm 東涌逸東邨黎淑英紀念廣場(東涌逸東街 近逸東商場)

2/10 (一)
11am 屯門公園露天劇場(屯門鄉事會路)
2:30pm 元州邨圓形廣場(長沙灣元州街303號 近元州商場)

10月5日 (四)
11am 卑路乍灣公園露天劇場
3pm 愛東商場地下

10月7日 (六)
11am 觀塘海濱花園表演場地
3pm 禾輋廣場2樓

10月8日 (日)
11am 長發廣場2樓
2:30pm 荃灣公園露天劇場

10月22日 (日)
11am 黃大仙上邨小舞台
2:30pm 九龍公園拱廊

Show Photos

This show follows on from Not The Maids earlier in the year, continuing in our work on documentary theatre. With Cardboard Dreams we also began from arranging interviews, transcribing them, and then working with the actors to create the text of the show from a combination of their own experiences (or interviews with their family/parents) and the verbatim texts we gathered. Sometimes actors tell their own stories about how they relate to the topic, as well as taking on the roles of interviewees, either the elderly themselves, or care workers, or their relatives.

The materials we worked with (cardboard) also reflect an aspect of the elderly poor in Hong Kong that is very particular to this place, the collection of cardboard for the small amount of money that can be made by turning it in for recycling. Puppetry also enables us to move beyond a realistic representation of people in this situation, to a more universal one consistent with the materials of the show.

Official Banner for Cardboard Dreams