HISTORY & MISSION
HOW WE BEGAN
Founded in 2010, Hong Kong Shax Theatre Group (HKSTG/ SHAX), formerly known as "Shaxbies Theatre Group", is a Hong Kong based registered non-profit society. Originally solely based in The University of Hong Kong, our group now hosts undergraduates, postgraduates and graduates across universities in the city.
WHO WE ARE
With a focus on identity expression and cultural exchange, HKSTG takes a special interest in cultural narratives, classical 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 place an emphasis on the interactions between different Asian cultures and between Asian cultures and European cultures.
We are a culturally diversified group, our members include but are not limited to Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Nepalese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Korean, British, Canadian and German.
WHAT WE DO
We stage adaptations of Shakespearean & Classical 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. Moreover, to empower individual expression, highlight diverse narratives and stimulate dialogues, we have also recently staged original plays that reflect our unique cultural experiences. 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.
Starting from 2014, we started incorporating music and dance elements in our productions to widen our forms of creativity and expression; recontexualising and reimagining Classical & Shakespearean texts. With a goal to reach out to more local audiences, starting from 2017, HKSTG has also begun focusing on developing our own bilingual theatre. HKSTG has also introduced projects that feature global literary classics and original creative work