No Foreigners Wednesday September 18 2019 at 8:00 PM
Wednesday September 18 2019
Shopping malls become a portal into surreal worlds that carry the nuanced stories of loss and resilience from the Chinese diaspora.
No Foreigners is a multimedia performance that meditates on North American Chinese shopping malls as spaces of cultural creation and clash. Multiple storylines begin in a mall and quickly diverge—catapulting us across cities, between Cantonese and English, in and out of the afterlife, through past, present, and future. Weaving together text, miniatures, digital backdrops and live cameras, No Foreigners examines our changing relationships to these social spaces and the histories, characters, experiences, and ephemera that keep inviting us back.
A collaboration between ground-breaking Vancouver interdisciplinary super group Hong Kong Exile and Governor General’s award-winning playwright David Yee of fu-GEN Theatre.
“an interdisciplinary innovative wonder … a nuanced, layered and exceedingly clever look at the diasporic experience.” – Globe & Mail
“sleek, futuristic and oddly soothing” – NOW Magazine
“bursting at the seams with interesting ideas and cool ways of presenting them” – Georgia Straight
Created by: Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim, Remy Siu, and David Yee
Performed and co-created by: April Leung and Derek Chan
Direction: Milton Lim
Text: David Yee
Miniature design: Natalie Tin Yin Gan with April Leung and Derek Chan
Projection and sound design: Milton Lim and Remy Siu
Media Apparatus Design: Remy Siu
Cantonese translation: Derek Chan
Production management: Maria Zarrillo
Tour management and agent: Dani Fecko, Fascinator Management
BMO Incubator for Live Arts
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4
This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.