SMAP X SMAP
The experimental theatre company's most popular play ignites 90's nostalgia!
We didn’t lose that era. We lost our courage. ─Asunaro Hakusho, first aired in 1990
Fans of Taiwan's most innovative theatre company will not want to miss this modern classic. SMAP X SMAP is the last installment of director Chia-Ming Wang's pop culture trilogy. Inspired by 90's Taiwan, the play explores the influence of Japanese pop culture, taking its sources from popular Japanese TV drama “Long Vacation”, the manga series Slamdunk, and, of course, the Japanese boy band SMAP. Painting a hopeful but highly unpredictable era in Taiwan, the play takes you on a joyous and light-hearted trip down the memory lane but also illuminate the Taiwanese society in 2018. The free-spirited play includes musical storytelling, live video broadcasting, an improvised set, and comic-style dialogue bubbles. In the true hybrid fashion, the dialogues are in Mandarin, Taiwanese dialect, and Japanese.
Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group
Founded in the summer of 1995, Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group owes its name to the fictional character in Virginia Woolf's novel A Room of One’s Own, meaning to liberate women's talents from the oppression of patriarchy. Limiting itself to no specific issues or conventional aesthetics, SWSG takes materials from all arts inspiring to create original theatrical works, which have been brought to participate in many theater festivals in Taiwan as well as overseas for years. Besides staging theatrical productions in domestic & international festivals, Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group is planning to make its further step toward making tour performances around the country, developing educational theater activities & engaging itself actively in matters of national cultural politics at stake.