河床劇團  Upcoming Productions November 6-7, 2021
被遺忘的/雷諾劇場/美國北卡羅萊納州德罕/2020/4/17-19

Taiwan National Theatre: Taipei, Taiwan
November 6-7, 2021

1984年,268名礦工喪生於北台灣的三起煤礦事故中,死者的姓名早已被人遺忘,一如他們極其痛苦的死亡和艱困的勞動條件,逐漸從人們記憶中褪去。這些悲劇並非不可預期,幾個世紀以來,採礦事業已在世界各地奪去成千上萬礦工的性命,也使礦工職業與危險產生了眾所皆知的連結。

《被遺忘的》是獻給這些不被看見的勞動者的安魂曲,以台灣與美國的礦災事件為主軸,讓這些失落地底的男人、女人與孩童的故事重見光明。這不是一齣歷史劇,或摹擬採礦艱困的戲劇,而是一次直面全球暖化戰役的號召、一場對特權階級放縱無度的控訴;一段對於那些「被遺忘的」深刻銘記。

河床劇團  Upcoming Productions December 2021
Perseverance (HD FIlm, 9'00")
Sydney Opera House (Returning: Chapter 2 Online Exhibition)
December 2021

NASA announced the name of the rover for its new mission to Mars on March 5, 2020—Perseverance. The name was submitted by Alexander Mather, a young secondary student in Virginia, who emphasized the mankind’s ability to face and overcome overwhelming challenges. Little did NASA or Mather know how prescient this name would be as Covid-19 spread around the world, challenging nations and communities to unite in fighting the deadly pandemic. Almost 3.5 million deaths later, people around the world have bent but not broken, and finally, despite the tragic losses, mankind is beginning to step forward and move beyond this global tragedy. We have, in fact, persevered. This nine-minute digital film takes the audience on a surreal journey into a liminal world between dream and reality, fact and fiction. Perseverance is a meditation on death and rebirth, a ritual for those who dream with their eyes open.
河床劇團  Upcoming Productions Spring 2022 Release
all that remains
VR FIlm
Spring 2022 Release

A favorite elementary school teacher. A childhood friend. A first kiss. Of all our experiences, which stay with us? Which remain? As artists, we are drawn by this question of how to create encounters that elevate above the everyday, that can enter our audience and become part of their life stories. “I remember that time when…” During these days of lockdowns, quarantines, and physical distancing, how then do we create moments that do not dwell on those things that we have lost but instead emphasize the poetic possibilities of the present? To be thousands of miles apart, but to still be with you. all that remains is a surreal, cinematic meditation on intimacy; it is an invitation to journey into the unknown. This project is sponsored by a grant from the Taiwan Creative Content Agency.
河床劇團  Upcoming Productions Summer 2022 Release
Over the Rainbow
VR FIlm
Summer 2022 Release

It is human nature to long for something more or different than what one has. At times, this aspirational dreaming can lead to advancements: someone finds a better career, leaves an abusive relationship, or, as is the case for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, returns home. But more often than not, this attitude leads to a sense of discontent with one’s own lot, an unquenchable desire for something new. "Over the Rainbow" explores this precarious balance between desire and satisfaction, encouraging an honest reflection on our own personal sense of identity and values. What are we searching for? Where do we call home? Are we happy? This VR experience takes the audience on a surreal journey from a theatre audition to a dark, David Lynch-inspired dreamscape to a Broadway-style musical. But "Over the Rainbow" offers more than a physical voyage; it is a trip within, an entering into of our aspirations, insecurities, and joys.