Wang Chong Thunderstorm 2.0 North America Premiere at “Under the Radar” Festival, NYC
First Chinese theater director and company invited to perform at “Under the Radar” Festival

    Wang Chong Thunderstorm 2.0 North America Premiere at “Under the Radar” Festival, NYC
    First Chinese theater director and company invited to perform at “Under the Radar” Festival

    Rave Reviews

    One of the best 10 small theatre works in China during the last 30 years.

    –Beijing News

    Aspiring and ambitious, theater director Wang Chong is on a mission to overthrow the dated stage techniques that dominate Chinese theater today.

    –Global Times

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    About Thunderstorm 2.0

    Cao Yu's early 20th-century drama Thunderstorm, regarded as a masterpiece in Chinese theater, is dismantled and reassembled in this new interpretation helmed by internationally acclaimed director Wang Chong.

    Using real-time video editing and sound mixing from action occurring on stage, a hypnotic, near-silent movie unfolds to tell the explicit story of two female characters discovering that they have been cheated on by the same womanizing playboy.

    About "Under the Radar" Festival



    Over the last 14 years, The Public's "UNDER THE RADAR" FESTIVAL (UTR) has presented over 210 companies from 41 countries.

    It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public's mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater.

    Widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and innovative performance from the U.S. and abroad, UTR has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Guillermo Calderón, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and practice, and pointing to the future of the art form.

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    About WANG CHONG

    Wang Chong is a renowned experimental theatre maker, known for his exploration of politically subversive ideas in China and abroad. Founder of the world-renowned Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental, Chong’s work is characterized by radical interpretations of classic Western plays and the use of cutting-edge digital technology. Works include Thunderstorm 2.0, listed by Beijing News as “one of the best 10 small theatre works in China during the last 30 years;” Ibsen in One Take, noted by Literary Life Weekly as “Top 10 performances of 2012 in China;” and The Flowers on the Sea 2.0, the first theatre production to be commissioned by China’s prestigious government-run Shanghai International Arts Festival.

    About Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental:

    Founded in 2008, Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental has become a leading force of Chinese experimental theatre. It is dedicated to refresh the stagnant theatre scene in Beijing. The group of artists intends to develop experimental theatre in several different directions, such as political, physical, documentary, multi-media, and cross-cultural theatre. In 2012 Wang Chong launched the Chinese New Wave Theater Movement by presenting a series of new performances with innovative use of live video and sound creation and live editing.

    Tour History:

    2012-Trojan House, Beijing

    2013-Taipei Arts Festival (First theatre performances from mainland in Taipei Arts Festival)

    2016-Israel Festival (First Chinese theatre performances in Israel Festival’s 55-year history)

    Schedule:

    SAT, JAN 6 @ 7:30PM

    SUN, JAN 7 @ 4:00PM with Post-Show Discussions

    Duration: 85 minutes


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    https://nyuskirball.org/events/thunderstorm-2-0/

    "Post-Show Discussions" is sponsored by China Institute and the Public Intellectual Program of National Committee of US-China Relations

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    Co-presented by The Public Theater’s "Under the Radar" Festival and NYU Skirball.
    This tour is supported by Beijing Culture and Arts Fund.