Whatever Doing

Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Whatever Doing had its premiere in 1998, Hong Kong, as Director Wei was invited by Danny Yung, artistic director of Zuni Icosahedron, to participate in the theater project “One Table with Two Chairs.” Along with the other eleven Chinese directors respectively in this project, Wei was asked to create a twenty-minute-long piece using a table, two chairs and two performers on stage.
As the only female artist among the twelve participant directors, Wei developed her work in association with gender issues. On the stage of Whatever Doing, the two chairs with golden covers suggest patriarchal power, while the overturned table is covered by black cloth with a pair of bloody, tiny, antique women shoes on its feet. Among the settings symbolizing the conflict of power, positions, and identities, two actresses stumble restlessly on the chairs, as each of them loses a shoe on their way toward binding themselves with red strings all over their bodies.

Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
1998 a8 Underground Shelter Arts Café
2001 Crown Arts Center

Director:WEI Ying-chuan
Cast:CHOU Jung-shih, JUAN Uen-ping (1998), HSU Yen-ling (2001)
Producer:WANG Chia-ming, Fa
Stage Manager:WANG Chia-ming
Light Design:Fa
Music Design:CHEN Chien-chi