The Vault: Dialects & Dialectics

Start date of Residency
5 May 2017
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Dialects & Dialectics, a Centre 42 The Vault project directed by Nelson Chia, with support from Nine Years Theatre.

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Dialects & Dialectics, a Centre 42 The Vault project directed by Nelson Chia, with support from Nine Years Theatre.

5 May 2017
Registration
5 May 2017 | 8:00pm
6 May 2017 | 8:00pm
Black Box, Centre 42

Give-What-You-Can 
(Cash only, at the door)

Synopsis

No Parking On Odd Days and The Coffin Is Too Big For The Hole are two of late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun’s most famous monologues. Both works have been staged in English and Mandarin numerous times since they were written in the mid-1980s. In Dialects & Dialectics, Nelson Chia – the artistic director of Nine Years Theatre – works with actors Hang Qian Chou and Tay Kong Hui to explore the cultural sentiments and grassroots sensibilities of these plays by staging them in Chinese dialects. Come catch this double-bill showcase performed in Cantonese and Teochew. Chinese and English surtitles are provided.

This edition of The Vault is Nelson’s reciprocal project for the grant he received from Centre 42’s Fellowship programme. Find out more about it here.


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Profiles

Kuo Pao Kun
Playwright
Nelson Chia
Director
Mia Chee
Production Coordinator
Natalie Wong
Stage Manager, Sound Operator
Tay Kong Hui
Performer
Jean Toh
Surtitlist
Elena Chia Choo Sian
Dialect Consultant

artefacts

The Vault: Dialects & Dialectics (2017), Programme
Programme for The Vault: Dialects & Dialectics (2017).
Nine Years Theatre
Recorded: 5 May 2017