[中][ENG] 總監主場 Artistic Director's Home: 黃俊達 Ata Wong
Artistic Director's Home
黃俊達 Ata Wong
綠葉劇團藝術總監及導演 Artistic Director of Théâtre de la Feuille
翻譯Translation: Tiffany Wong
Q&A by myself: What kind of existence does Théâtre de la Feuille bring?
The leaf (la Feuille) is the foil to the flower, dedicated to highlight the truth, goodness and beauty of humanity as flowers state. We, as storytellers, wish to wander between professional and non-career-oriented attitudes, persisting on keeping in close contact with real life, with part-time or regular non-theatrical jobs to keep our feet on the ground, to stay humble, to focus on the ‘flower’ itself. May our little ideas and worldviews be shown in different corners of the world, planting seeds in different places, making photosynthesis happen — building the interactive relationship between performers and audience from all over the world. By offering boundless imagination in theatrical and non-theatrical spaces, we reflect and pursue a better life.
The company is like an Indie Band
Most of our core members have their primary careers, working in areas irrelevant to theatre, beside taking part in the company’s regular trainings, field studies and creative processes. The company cultivates a relationship on creation between professional and non-professionalism, to stay close with real life instead of the mere artistic world. This allows all collaborating actors to have a deeper understanding of life, so as to present works with substance.
Perhaps of my studies in France, I was influenced by their culture, and so redefined my thoughts on theatre. Rather than becoming an actor, I wanted to be an arts practitioner. When I created my first work in Europe, I asked myself a few core questions: At the current time, what question do I want to ask myself? What question do I want to ask the audience? What is the most important thing in this time? What sort of questions could induce a deeper thought from both of us?