Fri, 16.09.2022 -
Sat, 17.09.2022 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Theatre YOUNG - Green Box1155 Kongjiang Road
DetailsLanguage: Chinese, Chinese sign language
In Eve Leigh's Midnight Movie, the protagonist’s sleep is deprived by story-telling. She swiped the screen, reading various online stories, in which she seeks bodily truths. She dives into these stories until there is no boundary between digital body and her real body. She roams on the Internet, where new dopes, new web pages, new stories and new sleepless nights are continuously generated so she can finally escape from her unreliable body and become a digital ghost.
In this production, director Liu Xiao invites deaf actor Alice Hu and hearing actor Rachel Zhang to co-create the show. They start with the same text and enrich it with their unique ways of performing. The intertwining of sign language and speaking language makes the discussion about disability more relevant to the audiences.
The performance includes spoken language (Chinese), different styles of sign language (CSL and Visual Vernacular), body language, captions, photographs, live and pre-recorded video to make it accessible for both deaf and hearing audiences.
*Hosted by Theatre YOUNG and The Department of Culture and Education of the German Consulate General in Shanghai