HKartsFestival@TaiKwun 2024

arts delivery 3.0: to be confirmed

an essential guide to a blindfolded journey

carry on

the big things and the tiny little things

HKartsFestival@TaiKwun 2024

arts delivery 3.0: to be confirmed

disco forever

fashion machine

Date & Time

25 Feb - 2 Mar, 2024 7:30pm & 9pm

Location

site-wide

Price

Free of charge

General

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HKartsFestival@TaiKwun is part of the 52nd Hong Kong Arts Festival

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The original creative team behind arts delivery from Macao will team up with local award-winning playwright Wang Haoran to release beta version 3.0 for internal testing during the upcoming HKartsFestival@TaiKwun. Taking inspiration from Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, arts delivery 3.0 ventures into the art of storytelling and features a character simply named the Deliveryman as its protagonist. The Deliveryman, played by the audience, while following seemingly unrelated courier orders in Tai Kwun after dark, links the memories of this city and its people. As the story unfolds, more connections will surface from reminiscences on the past, the here-and-now experience and the outlook for the future. 

arts delivery 3.0 needs the audience’s help with testing how the story of this beta version evolves. The ending of the story is yet “to be confirmed”. 

Places are limited. Register now to secure your spot!

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*Performed in Cantonese (with some English and Putonghua)
*Suitable for participants aged 16 and above
*Please bring your own smartphone
*Where available, walk-in admission opens 10 minutes ahead of each show

arts delivery 3.0: to be confirmed is a new Hong Kong Arts Festival Commission


arts delivery 3.0: to be confirmed

25.02–2.03.2024

7:30 pm & 9:00 pm

*No show on 3 March

Duration: approximately 80 minutes

Reception at Prison Yard, Tai Kwun

Free admission (registration required)

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Core Creative Personnel

Concept/Direction Sam Leong Son U (Macao)

Playwright Simon Wang Haoran (Hong Kong)

Leong Son U (Concept/Direction)

Macanese artist Sam Leong graduated from the Taipei University of the Arts, majoring in Theatre Design. As a core member of Po Art Studio, Leong’s work explores different aspects of performance design, as well as playwriting, directing and drama education. His work who we are? represented Macau in the Exhibition of Countries and Regions Section of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019. He received the Excellent Directing Award in Macao for five consecutive years since 2015 for his drama projects at schools.  In 2020, Leong was invited to give lectures on cultural topics by the Macao Cultural Affairs Bureau. His design work for utopia one placed him on the shortlist of the Professional Exhibition Award at World Stage Design 2022.

Most recently, Leong created Circus Wulin for the 2023 Tai Kwun Circus Plays, lift left life live for the Macao City Fringe Festival 2022 and f’art for u for the 2022 Macao Arts Festival, 2021 Art Macao and the 2021 Macao City Fringe Festival. For the “De-corps—struction” series, Leong created our brave new world and simulate and record. He served as co-director on the projects everyone for Macao CDE Springboard and my room for the Violet Dance Association. 

Wang Haoran (Playwright)

Born in Hunan province and raised in Shenzhen, playwright, director and translator Wang Haoran received an MFA in Playwriting from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and an undergraduate degree from the Shenzhen University in English Literature and Japanese. Wang writes in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Japanese and two Hunan dialects.  In 2014, Wang undertook a study tour in New York under the auspices of the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship. 

His major works include Blast (2013, Hong Kong Arts Festival), Red Chamber in Concrete Forest (2014, Hong Kong Arts Festival), I’m Not Woyzeck (co-presented by the University of Iowa and the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, and the winner of the first prize in the 2013 Book Wings International Writing Program in the USA) and In the Strangers (produced by the SDAC, and which enjoyed two acclaimed runs in mainland China in 2016 and 2017). Wang’s Gameboy (2016) was selected for the UK’s Royal Court Theatre New Writing Scheme and was subsequently invited to the Wuzhen International Theatre Festival. Pride, produced by the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre in 2019, won the award for Script/Playwright of the Year from the International Association of Theatre Critics in Hong Kong.