“Community Oral History Theatre Project – Central and Western District”

Introduction

The “Community Oral History Theatre Project – Central and Western District” was co-organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Chung Ying Theatre Company and The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council. Through organising a series of workshops, the project aims at providing drama training to the elderly in Central and Western District, gathering their personal experiences and valuable recollections to come up with a drama script, and providing an opportunity for the elderly to act their stories on stage. The project is implemented in five phases:

Phase Date Details
Phase 1 February– March 2017 The participant recruitment period. Senior citizens and the general public are invited to watch the oral history theatre demonstration performance The 4 Generations of Sha Tin and attend a sharing session. Senior citizens from Central and Western District are recruited on site to join the project. For details, please click here.
Phase 2 April – October 2017 The drama training period. Elderly participants of Central and Western District will be given training in drama.
Phase 3 October – December 2017 The script formation period. Instructors will lead the elderly participants of Central and Western District to recall the ties between their own experience and the community, assemble their own life experiences, and compile them into a script.
Phase 4 January – September 2018 The exchange and rehearsal period. In-depth exchanges and rehearsals will be arranged for the elderly participants of Central and Western District. They will perform in one outreach performance and two finale public performances.
Phase 5 October 2018 – January 2019 Production and Publication of an oral history book of Central and Western District.

Except the tickets of finale public performance in phase 4, the various activities of the project are all free of charge.