ABOUT US 

HISTORY & MISSION

We are Hong Kong Shax Theatre Group (HKSTG/ SHAX) – an registered non-profit society based in Hong Kong. Originally based in The University of Hong Kong, HKSTG was founded in 2010 and formerly known as "Shaxbies Theatre Group". HKSTG was formally registered as a society in 2017.

A culturally diversified group, our members include but are not limited to Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Nepalese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Korean British, Canadian and German.

 

We stage adaptations of Shakespearean plays, whether they be famous or lesser-known productions, employing rich local settings and contexts accompanied by live golden era music and extravagant dance routines. We build workshops, seminars and other events around the plays and discuss issues relevant to the texts and our society. We are dedicated to provide a safe, open-minded and empathetic platform for meaningful dialogues for our members and participants. 

 

With a focus on identity expression and cultural exchange, HKSTG takes a special interest in cultural adaptations and recontextualization in our creative productions. We enjoy inserting cultural, localised elements into our productions in hopes of shaping our own identity as a theatre group that hails from Hong Kong. We also places an emphasis on the interactions between different Asian-cultures and between Asian cultures and European cultures.

Our multi-layered performance aims to reach out to the local youth, exposing them to English literature and the evergreen themes that the bard penned. It is also our aim to immerse youth in the dramatic experience and teach them skills ranging from something as basic as self-organization to artistic tools such as expression. To further the above goal, we have also been invited to perform as guests at schools and institutions around Hong Kong.

 

Starting from 2014, we started incorporating music and dance elements in our productions to widen our forms of creativity and expression. With a goal to reach out to more local audiences, starting from 2017, HKSTG has also begun focusing on developing our own bilingual theatre. Starting from 2020, HKSTG will be introducing projects that feature global literary classics and original creative work.
 

背景與宗旨

我們是由一班香港大學學生為主,獨立經營運作的非牟利劇團,每年都會公演各種不同的莎士比亞劇目,配合現場經典音樂及豐富多變的形體動作,並為劇作注入本土色彩。

 

我們深信在為作品添上新元素的同時,保持莎士比亞作品的原創性,其文字的美學及真實性也非常重要。我們希望作品的多樣性可以吸納到更多的青年觀眾,讓他們接觸到英國文學,以及一些歷久不變的主題。另一方面,我們也有志為年輕人提供參與製作的機會,教授他們各種戲劇的基本技巧:例如自我管理及表達方式等等。

 

我們特別重視如何在劇作中發掘並應用於我們自身的文化,以及文本的再建構。為了更加鞏固我們這本地劇團的定位,我們經常都會用到本土化及不同的文化元素。本團於2014年開始在製作中採用現場音樂以及形體舞蹈,令演出更精彩和更令人共鳴。2017年開始,我們的目標是成為一個中英文雙語演出的劇團,為更加多不同的觀眾,製作更好的戲劇。

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