Produced by Reframe Theatre , Asia Premiere - Creation by Pat to YAN, the House Author of Nationaltheater Mannheim
“His keen eye for the hypocrisies and inequalities of digital modernity has made Yan one of Asia’s most sought-after playwrights.” (Frankfurt’s General Newspaper)
Technological advancements ruin humanity.
Karmas, thus, always come before Judgment Day
Again, the law of karma applies in every dimension.
We hope technology can help us escape from karma, but it is out of control in posthuman conditions.
Frank is a low-skilled man with expertise in playing TV games living in a developed country, the Country of Isolation. He possesses a decent family life by controlling a drone at home with his invincible gaming skills to bomb other countries.
But his son is born without a buttock (It comes from a Cantonese slang/curse). He is desperate for the truth: he rewinds all the operation recordings and finds he bombed an innocent lady with a baby. His long journey of redemption begins: to visit where he bombed.
The curse and the blessing are always two sides of the same coin.
His son, Another, is cured by equipping with a cyber buttock. The side-effect is: that he will grow ten times faster than others. He also gets an exceptional talent too. Is Another the Cyborg an indication of human's future or an epic fall of technology?
We bring you to this dystopian world of technology to seek a new answer for our ever-changing world.
Posthuman condition is part 2 of A Concise History of Future, the series of 'Posthuman journey'. It investigates the human condition in the near future. Awarded in the pitching invited by the Theater Dortmund, one of the most prolific theatres in Europe, it was premiered in Schauspiel Frankfurt in 2021, and translated to German.
Playwright and Director: Yan Pat to
Performers: Peter Chan, Ceci Chan, Leung Ho Pong, Zhao Yi Yi, Lai Yuk Ching, Rico Wu, Leung Tin Chak, Eva Mak Ching Man*, Au Kai Faat, Sze Weix
Scenographer: Yuen Hon Wai
Lighting Designer: Wheel Lo
Music and Sound Designer: Eric Schlaeflin
Video Designer: Royce Ng
Costume Designer: Andrew Cheung
* With the kind permission of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
香港大會堂劇院 Theatre, City Hall
We look forward to the prospect of exploring the potential collaboration between technology and arts companies in Hong Kong, whereas those possibilities have been created in other places in the world. We would like to ask for the Potential possibilities in future collaborations, and the challenging issues in the present moment.