Company number: 03256616 |
Charity number: 1058723
Shuyan is your typical Chinese single child in her early 20s – privileged, but under mountain-high expectations, book smart but feeling uninspired. Everything falls apart when Shuyan struggles to finish her PhD application. Confronted by her parents’ big existential question- ‘What do you really want?’ she chose to run away from home and hide elsewhere. Can she find her answers there?
Combining elements of shadow puppetry, dark fairytales, comedy and magical realism, Elsewhere在别处 is a quirky, sometimes comical, sometimes touching show about an individual’s search for purpose in the backdrop of the world’s second superpower: China.
Writer/Performer: Haylin Cai
Director: Robin Khor
Producer: Amy Sze
Movement Director: Emma-May Uden
Puppetry Consultant: Fagner Gastaldon
Associate Director: Marian Lee
Previously supported by Purple Moon Drama's Project Platform scheme.
“It means so much to be working at CPT, it’s such a good opportunity to work in a professional environment at my age. I didn’t think that was ever going to happen and it means the world to me. It’s really going to help prepare me for my future and where I want to go”
CYT participant and Camden student