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Who Killed the Elephant 2021
Written in 2011 as a triptych structure and polyphony of language (prose, conversational dialogue, and poetry), WKTE experiments with the fluidity and interchangeability of narrative forms and language in an attempt to create a feminist historiography about Hong Kong’s colonial past and its present neo-colonial plight. As a radical interrogation of the practices and systems of a modern police state against individual feeling and memory, it demonstrates the capacity of a female writer in Chinese speaking theatre in addressing the patriarchal mode of discipline, state surveillance and capitalism in a confrontational yet poetic aesthetic. Informing Helen Cixous’ ecriture feminine, Vee Leong wrote and directed the play herself. Revisiting the play text at the very moment of the present political turmoil in Hong Kong adds significance to both the artist and her team, as well as her global peers and audiences. The 2021 edition gave the text a new face, speaking to the resistance of the powerless against the larger machinery of suppression.

Director/ Playwright
Ceci CHAN, CHAN Wing Shuen, Carman LI
Stage and Production Designer
CHAN Tsz Man
Lighting Designer
LAI Wing Shan
Video Designer
Remu Iwai
Music and Audio Designer
WONG Hin-yan
Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
LAI Kam-shan
Assistant Stage Manager
YEUNG Yee-ching
Becky WONG
Olivia CHAN, Eunis CHAN
Lawrence LAI
Front Desk
Winnie FUNG
Graphic Designer
Publicity Photographer
Performance Photographer
Carmen SO
Performance Videographer
C. Production House
Performance Video Editor
Abby WAN
L3-06C, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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