UPCOMING TRAIN/STOPPED CLOCK/UNTITLED WAITING

Theater for the New City

August 2013

Dream Up Festival Features Upcoming Train/Stopped Cock/Untitled Waiting — Asian In NY

August 24, 2013

 

Upcoming Train/Stopped Cock/Untitled Waiting attempts to enact the western classics through the embodiment of eastern philosophy. From Taiwan to China to Japan to United States, all artists contribute to bring in the eastern philosophical viewpoint to manifest the very essence of this play: other than waiting, will there be any other possibilities that we can manage to create?

90% of the production team consisted of Taiwanese artists. We are so happy to see so many Asian artists who are now involved with theater work and productions. Bravo!

 

李岳燁「實驗劇」 入圍「Dream Up」戲劇節 — 世界日報 World Journal

August 22, 2013

 

李岳燁表示,大學時期看過「等待果陀」後,愛上該戲並跟著戲劇思索人存在的必要與意義,他認為現今的社會並非真正進步,而是將人推往更機械化的生存模式,因此一直計畫崇新詮釋這部西方經典,帶入佛學思維,打破觀眾對於果陀為救贖的解讀,將存在的荒謬性推向極致,創造一個看似無解卻深有真義的東方哲學意涵。

 

UPCOMING TRAIN/STOPPED CLOCK/UNTITLED WAITING Set for Dream Up Festival, 8/24-30 — Broadway World

August 8, 2013

 

Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting aims to reflect on how "Godot" has affected our lives for the past 60 years, and to go back to the very essence of the ridicule of repetition, time, in order to find another answer for the contemporary society. The meaning of time has to be redefined so that human existence can be scrutinized. Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting is a manifesto of the ritual of waiting, presented by four characters in representation of the general public and artists. The ritual, addressed upon life/death and reality/illusion, will be shown by paronomasia within the conversation, by metatheatre, by the interaction among the animate beings (characters) and the inanimate beings (mannequins), and by the embodiment of the sufferings from the ritual itself to accent the timelessness of the action and the ridicule of the action itself.

 

Theater for the New City Presents《Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting》Written & Directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li — Taipei Cultural Center in New York

 

Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting inspired by Waiting for Godot, is the reflection on society presented in the western classics through the eastern and Buddhist philosophy. This play will examine the absurdity of quotidian life as well as artistic life with an aim to reflect on how “Godot” has affected our lives for the past 60 years, and to go back to the very essence of the ridicule of repetition, time, in order to find another answer for the contemporary society. The meaning of time has to be redefined so that human existence can be scrutinized. Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting is a manifesto of the ritual of waiting, presented by four characters in representation of the general public and artists. It attempts to enact the western classics through the embodiment of the eastern philosophy. From Taiwan to China to Japan to United States, all artists contribute to bring in the eastern philosophical viewpoint to manifest the very essence of this play: other than waiting, will there be any other possibilities that we can manage to create?

 

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