"The Storyteller:…. because you are a woman"
Date: 29-30 MARCH (Fri 7:30PM, Sat 2:30PM & 7:30PM)
Venue: Sun Son Tamsui Black Box Theatre (3F, No.298 Zhong Zheng Road Tamsui District New Taipei City, Taiwan)
Language：Penang Hokkien slang with Mandarin and English surtitle
Post talk after every show
There are some part in this world, women still take marriage as the biggest goal of their lives. Even though their married life failed, still they will instill in their daughters that getting a good husbands, marry early and have children is a way to form a happy families.
Is it because women are too weak to be self-support?
Is it women definitely need men to lead their life?
Or is it because of being constrained by traditional beliefs that it is shameful for nor being marry?
This performance takes place through an actor performing 3 different characters living in different era (grandmother, mother and daughter), and sees how the conflict rise when the elder still raise hopes on the daughter to get married after experiencing their imperfect marriage.
Director – Wong Lay Chin
Scriptwriter – Wong Lay Chin
Performer – Amelia Tan
Lighting Design and Operator – Alvie Cheng
Subtitle Operator – Wong Lay Chin
Director WONG LAY CHIN
Passionate about drama, majored in Directing in the National Arts University of Taipei. She adores the performing arts, to the point of believing that it is a form of art reflecting human’s lives. Ever since her return to Malaysia in 2008, she has produced numerous plays in Penang and Kuala Lumpur with different languages or dialects such as Mandarin, English, Malay, Teochew, Hokkien, and Cantonese. Some of the shows with a mixture of dialects are, "The Man Tied to The Toilet Bowl, 2012", "A Widow, A Spinster, and A Tomboy, 2012, 2013 & 2014", "The Day I Met The Prince, 2014" as a medium for the depiction of Malaysian life.
In recent years, she brazenly made use of Hokkien dialect as the main medium for one of her plays "The Typist, 2013 & 2014", "Perfectly Matched, 2015" and “The Storyteller, 2016 & 2017”. To some youngsters’ surprise, they found that the Hokkien dialect could also be trendy, while the older audience had their first theatre experience with the help of a familiar language.
Not only has she directed notable works here in Malaysia, she has also presented "Sunset, 2015" in Taiwan and made her way through as a scenographer in "The Sound of Silence, 2015" under the direction of Professor Dr. A.S. Hardy in Singapore.
Since 2017, she broke out from her comfort zone and worked closely with English Theatre. She created a wonderful monologue “The Storyteller” and had been traveled to Taiwan at the same year.
Actress AMELIA TAN
Malaysia Award Winning Actress
Amelia is the Artistic Director of ACX Productions; she is also a full-time theatre practitioner, drama and dance instructor, Amelia graduated from the "Intercultural Theater Institute" (ITI) in Singapore. Her personal expertise including lighting design, stage makeup, actor training, physical training, voice training and acting.
She won the "Best Stage Practitioner" in 2001 and 2003, "Best Supporting Actress" in 2010，“Best Actress” and ”Best Lighting Design” in 2014, 2015 and 2016 In the ADA Drama Awards, she also awarded as “Best Lighting Design ” (Theatre Category) in 11th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards 2013.
Amelia also works as a Choreographer and Artistic Director for Pangkorien Theater in Pangkor Island Festival in 2014 and 2015. She has also represented Malaysia to perform in Shanghai, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia and Japan.