Cheong Kin I, Director
Cheong graduated from the Department of Theatre Arts of the Taipei University of the Arts with a major in directing. In recent years, she has created works based on her personal life experiences and has started to ponder upon the intrinsic meaning of language, attempting to change its unique leading role in her productions. She has also tried to construct visual images at the spiritual level and reconsider the relationships among space, sound and body, with a focus on body language. Among her recent works are Practice, Who am I?, The Agony, Women’s Writing and The Special Number Is… Her directing work A Traffic Congestion was honoured Best Theatre Performance at the Taipei Fringe Festival.
Chen Hung-Yang, Playwright
Graduated from the Graduate Institute of Theatre Arts and Playwriting of the Taipei University of the Arts, Chen has served as a playwright at the Lizé Puppet Art Colony in Taiwan and Tsubasa International Guest House in Japan, and has furthered his studies at Odin Teatret in Denmark on a scholarship. His works have won a number of awards at the Taipei Fringe Festival. His work Somewhere Out There was selected for the PTS Innovative Story in 2019, shortlisted for two awards at the Golden Bell Awards, and won the Silver Award in the Short Films category at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2021. In the same year, he also won First Prize in the Stage Script Category at the Taipei Literature Award for Home To You and First Prize in the Best Innovative Songs Category at the Hsinchu Hakka Melody Award for his lyrics of A Boring Song.
Perry Fok, Assistant Director, Producer and Actor (as Ng Sing Jung)
Fok graduated from the Journalism and Public Communication programme at the Department of Communication of the University of Macau and the Basic Acting Course at the School of Theatre of Macao Conservatory, and is currently a freelance practitioner, director and outreach activity manager of the Dream Theater Association, and a director of the Brotherhood Art Association. He has performed in The White Little Fluffy, The Dress Looks Nice on You, The Bus Driver, The Walk-in Family, Café 22°N, written and directed Memories of Grandma, multimedia dance theatre Blue, Hanky-Panky Rhapsody: Flavours of Macao Streets, Grandma’s Treasure Box, Decoding Quarter and Lane and Fight or Flight.
Wan Si Lok, Sound Design
Wan received a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar and a Master’s degree in Sound Design from Shih Chien University in Taiwan and is currently an audio technology lecturer at the university’s Department of Music, the resident creative sound design director of the Water Singers Vocal Ensemble, and the audio consultant for the Rolling Puppet Alternative Theatre. Among his works are The Dress Looks Nice on You, The Waters Will Tell, Enigma of the Actress, Stephen Chow, Backlight, Night, Mother, Ready to Wear, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Oleanna, Cafe 22°N, Granny Pirate and Sunset at The Shipyards.
Tou Kuok Hong, Stage and Lighting Design
Tou graduated in Lighting Design from the Department of Theatrical Design and Technology at the Taipei University of the Arts. He currently works as a freelance theatre practitioner, primarily engaged in the lighting design for theatre, dance, musicals and operas. In 2015, his work Double Half with the Focus Dance Company was selected for the Taiwan Student Section of the Prague Quadrennial. Among his works are The Blue Hour, Carlos I, The Dress Looks Nice on You, Pool (No Water), Night Just Before the Forest, The Nether, A Fragrant Dream, Cafe 22°N and East and West.
Kaby Chan, Costume Design
Chan graduated in Stage Design from the Department of Theatrical Design and Technology of the Taipei University of the Arts. She has been involved in the stage, costume, prop, puppet and key visual design for theatrical productions, such as costume design for The Dress Looks Nice on You, Pool (No Water), A Short Time Escape and the Project of Asian Theatre Director Bat Dau Tu Nay – Kassandra, costume design and deputy set design for Pillowman, stage and costume design for Migration and artistic direction for Song of Migrants.
Nicco Sun, Makeup Design
Sun is a holder of the British ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Makeup and is currently working as a makeup designer at Sizzle and a stage makeup and styling instructor. Her recent works include Pillowman, Pool (No Water), The Dress Looks Nice on You, Work, at Home, Nine Soundscapes, The White Little Fluffy, The Frogs Asking for a King, The Rose Boy, The Nearness of Distance, A Number, The Magic Flute, The Time Has Come, Project Ragged 2.0 and The Bloody Hell.
Joanna Chan, Producer
Chan is the director-general of the Dream Theater Association and a full-time theatre practitioner engaged in art administration, performance planning and production, theatre education and art group operation. She has served as the producer for the Aesthetics of Contemporary Theatre – Exploration and Practice Project and a performer in Cyrano de Bergerac, the director and producer for The White Little Fluffy, and a co-producer of The Coloane Game at the Macao Arts Festival as well as The Dress Looks Nice on You and Pool (No Water) by the Dream Theater Association. She has also been a planner for the Youth Theatre Training Programme and practice performances, Solo Theatre series, Lighted Garden Community Art Project, and Life’s Flavours Community Arts Project.
San Fong, Production and Stage Manager
Fong graduated from the Department of Psychology of the Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and is currently a full-time theatre practitioner. He has participated in a range of productions including The Coloane Game and Sunset at the Shipyards by the Dream Theater Association, Ready to Wear by the Artistry of Wind Box Community Development Association, Vaster Far than the Ocean by Stella & Artists, Oleanna and A Number by Dirks Theatre Arts Association, and Same Time Next Year and Pillowman of the Long Run Theatre project by the Hiu Kok Drama Association.
Vivianna Cheong, English Script Translation
Cheong is a veteran culture and art writer and translator. She has been engaged in art promotion for art groups including Churchill Theatre, Belgrade Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in the United Kingdom, West Kowloon Cultural District and the Hong Kong Dance Company in Hong Kong, and Cinematheque Passion and the Comuna de Pedra Arts and Cultural Association in Macao, and has written and translated texts for a number of programmes and exhibitions.
Mira Lao, Deputy Stage Manager and Prop Design
Lao is a full-time performing arts practitioner mainly worked as a stage manager, space and prop designer and producer. She has participated in the production of Pillowman and East and West by the Hiu Kok Drama Association, The Blue Hour and Fanyi 4.48 by Step Out, Carlos I and Double Bill by Hiroaki Umeda at the Macao Arts Festival, Before the Coffee Gets Cold and Dust to Dust of the Macao Cultural Centre, Dansations – an Incubation Project and Blue by the Ieng Chi Dance Association, A Number and Oleanna by Dirks Theatre Arts Association, and The Perfect Moment by the Dream Theater Association.
Helen Ko, Actor (as Chan Yu Gwan)
Ko graduated in Acting from the Department of Theatre Arts of the Taipei University of the Arts and furthered her studies at the Odin Teatret in Denmark on a scholarship. Her theatrical works in recent years include appearances in The Message Behind the Wall by 198491 at the Tai Kwun Dance Season in Hong Kong, Time and Toys at BOK Festival, Action at Hong Kong Dance Exchange, The Special Number Is... of the Solo Theatre series, Dust to Dust under the Artist-in-Residence Project of the Macao Cultural Centre, Nine Soundscapes by the Macau Experimental Theatre and Property Guide at Lou Kau Mansion at the Macao Arts Festival.
Ben Ieong, Actor (as Ng Chun Ting)
Ieong graduated from the Department of Theatre Arts of the Taipei University of the Arts and is currently a core member of the Dream Theater Association and the production manager of the Hiu Kok Drama Association. Among his theatrical performances in recent years are The Dress Looks Nice on You, Sunset at the Shipyards and Roberto Zucco by the Dream Theater Association, Radiant Vermin by Theatre Styles, Kaléidoscope and Pillowman by the Hiu Kok Drama Association, Nine Soundscapes by the Macau Experimental Theatre, Art of the Long Run Theatre project by the Hiu Kok Drama Association and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Godot Art Association.
Lam Ka Pik, Actor (as Lam Yuk Wa)
A freelance set and costume designer and the founder of KAPIK Design, Lam received a Foundation Diploma in Design for Theatre at the Wimbledon College of Art in the United Kingdom in 2011 and a Master’s degree in Set Design at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in the United Kingdom in 2016. She has participated in the production of The Dress Looks Nice on You and The Maids by the Dream Theater Association, Back to the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874 by the Rolling Puppet Alternative Theatre, Some Disordered Interior Geometries by the Violet Dancing Association, The Elevator Key by Dirks Theatre Arts Association and Martha Without Bra by Horizon Theatre (Macao) and Town Theatre, among others.
Dream Theater Association
Registered as a non-profit art group in 2008, the Dream Theater Association seeks to enhance the audience’s recognition of theatrical arts by creating works with local characteristics. In addition, the association has organised training programmes to foster the theatre-loving community and nurture new talents for the Macao theatre circle and has collaborated with different organisations to introduce drama into local neighbourhoods. Its productions and activities in recent years include the mobile theatre series “The Story Vendor”, The Agony, The Dress Looks Nice on You, Youth Theatre Training Programme, Original Plays Incubation Project and Life’s Flavours – Community Arts Project.