July 17-Oct.12, 2017 — Theatre
Residency location: Zurich
Partner organization: Rote Fabrik
Zhao Chuan is a Chinese writer/ theatre professional.
As the founder and mastermind of important Chinese theatre collective “Grass Stage” since 2015, he has devoted to the promotion of new social theatre movement and the creation of non-profit public space. Under Zhao’s direction, Grass Stage aimed to stimulate theatrical capabilities among common people through workshops and training, to create new theatrical pieces and organize cultural events. The group has focused on deepening the connection between theatre and society, and has made use of a wide range of venues and situations for performances and discussions. Grass Stage events are not only spaces for bringing together diverse elements of society, but also provide a fluid and varied range of public social spaces. They have been performed in many Chinese cities, as well as in Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, Italy and Germany.
During his residency in Zurich, Zhao Chuan has offered insights into his work through an open-studio event on Sept.12. Earlier, his play About Ding Yulei was staged at Theaterspektakel in 2017.