Founder and director of Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group, has been working on experimental theater for years and has always kept his creative works a fusion of tradition and innovation, a daring integration of popularity and avant-garde. He is also absorbed in probing the possibilities of new expressions on languages, performance and audio/voice in theater through cooperation with artists from cross genres. With the experiment of empty space and the use of voice, he forces performers to explore, to embrace and to deliberate on the possibilities of theater, thereby creating a unique style in the contemporary Taiwanese theater. His works have twice won the Taishin Arts Awards: the First Prize of Performing Arts and Jury's Special Award. In 2019, his work Dear Life was invited by the Festival d'automne à Paris, it was the first Taiwanese contemporary theater work presented by the festival.
The magic in The Unnamed Island has multiple implications. In the play, it is a tool for revenge and transformation. Outside the play, it refers to the singularstage illusions of Taiwanese opera: it is the co-imagination and co-participation of the humble outdoor stage and the audience; it is the electrifying moment when Xiao Sheng and Xiao Dan meet their fans; it is an enchanted time and space which people fall into just like they did lingering in front of the stage in their childhood.
In 2012, a skeleton was found underneath a parking lot near a church in Leicester, UK and later it was confirmed through DNA tests to be the body of the notorious Richard III, a synonym of monster and evil under Shakespeare’s pen, whom many historians and literary writers have now attempted to acquit the king of these charges.
Director WANG Chia-ming, twice Taishin Arts Award winner, revisits this Shakespearian classic play. Ever since its premier in 2015, the wild success of R3—The Life and Death of Richard III made it the most sought-after play through word of mouth. Now returning to the stage as the new version—R3: The Remix Edition, the adaptation of historical plots parallels the political bedlam of Taiwan and further challenges the credibility of history and truth.
An apartment, 5 floors with rooftop addition, five residents from 5 eras.
An ill-fated composer, a Japanese film director, a foreigner, a divorced postman, and a woman pregnant out of wedlock.
Each character experiences a duration of time, some for a life time, some just waking up from a dream.
An actress named Setsuko Hara who has no time, but connects everyone in the building.
Five separate duration of time, fragments of life like different trains, unknowingly passing the time and space before them.
Shan Puppet Theatre
Hong Puppet Theatre
Traditional Taiwanese puppetry meets avant-garde theater in this collaborative endeavor. Teaming up with several renowned troupes, director Wang Chia-ming (Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group) utilizes modern stage techniques to tell a ghost story connected with a puppet show.
Every Objector system ought to have a user guide that comes with it—without exception. Listed in it are the instructions and guides on how to use the functions associated. Though there`s no user guide whatsoever for a user guide. So it is conveniently concluded that: User guides are closest to the essence of all things in the world.
In 2010, theatre director Wang Chia-ming fired up the popular culture and common phenomena of the 80s in Taiwan via Michael Jackson – Back to the 80s, the first of his pop culture trilogy, with the flashing energy of pop concerts and declarations of frenzied fans. Similarly themed in pop culture, SMAP X SMAP – In love with the the 90s is a new production anchored in the 90s, aiming to explore the cultural mixture in Taiwan from the microscopic historical viewpoint.
The play title “Skin” comes from Director Wang’s interpretation of the shallowness of love. In love, Wang discovers the element of shallow and further discusses the conflicts between negative emotions in the surface and the strong desire deep inside. Jealousy and envy between lovers, together with abnormal behaviors that eventually lead to murder, become elements in this detective story that the playwright-director employ to compose this music theatre mixing love and murder together.
The very first stage performance based on pop culture and idol, a theatre built in the scale of a live concert.
Scream and shout to Michael Jackson’s songs and dance, together we reminisce…
Recklessly revered and worshipped; lavishly depleted our passionate youth; the most righteous generation of the 80s.
Mainson de Wangs is a creation of two master Wangs in the field of theatre performance︱Wang Yu-Hui and Wang Jia-Ming. These two experienced and talented directors are both food lovers who are also famous for the love of cooking. With similar backgrounds and habits, the two Wangs decided to bring a new wave to theatre performance through the combination of live cooking show and the sharing of theatre performance experiences.
First performed in the eighth Crown Festival, 2002, this forty-minute play stages a triangle relationship (one woman, two men) to issue playwright's observation and reflection on love:"relationship" is nothing but a foolish game agitated by passion and compulsion bonded by ethics and morality. This comedy uses lines in rhyme, music, light change, costumes made by cardboard, body movement in melodramatic scenarios to mirror protagonists' paradoxical mindsets in each relationship. Acting like paper dolls, characters sometimes address their pain to the audience；sometimes confess their "wrong" doing in and confusion about love. The Beatles' songs are applied to theme the plots and scenes.
Because in primal times people were globular spheres who wheeled around like clowns doing cartwheels (190a). There were three sexes︱the all male, the all female, and the "androgynous," who was half man, half woman.
The creatures tried to scale the heights of heaven and planned to set upon the gods (190b-c). Zeus decided to cripple them by chopping them in half and turned half their faces around and pulled the skin tight and stitched it up to form the belly button.
Ever since that time, people run around saying they are looking for their other half because they are really trying to recover their primal nature. This is where the play extends from and introduces the love chapter in Tsen， 。
《Where is home?》is a surrealist drama set in Taipei in the Year 2015. The story takes place in the only remaining inhabited apartment building, with more than one thousand rooms, after something (the story never explains how it happened) wipes out most of the island. Like a fly on the wall ,the audience eavesdrops on the lives of 26 characters, whose conversations are broadcasted through 16 speakers around the audience. Their magical but realistic lives of happiness, conflicts, affection and love entangle and cross one another.
Zodiac, the rings of twelve constellations in astronomy and astrology, is also the nickname of an American serial killer in the 60s. His real identity, motivation to kill, encrypted letters, manipulation of media and judicial power, and his provoking gestures has created a logic of its own and has been attracting public attention.