22 July 2022
Arts@HSUHK launched the Play-Reading Programme in 2021/22, encouraging students to enhance their communication skills and expressive power through play-reading, while being inspired by the dramatic literature and developing their potentials in performing arts.
The programme was supervised by its consultant, Professor Gilbert Fong, with Artistic Director of Pants Theatre Production Mr Wu Hoi-fai serving Director and Trainer. Due to the fifth wave of the epidemic, the commencement of the programme was postponed to April 2022. After a selection exercise, 10 students with a passion for the theatre from different programmes and years of study studied and selected the play together under the Director’s guidance. The final performance of The Laramie Project was held at Fung You King Hall of HSUHK on 22 July 2022.
The Laramie Project was a classic of the documentary theatre, and the script has won many theatre awards. After months of training and rehearsal, the students not only acquired a good grasp of play-reading, script appreciation and character interpretation, but also established bonding and friendship in the process. The students presented to the audience a touching and thought-provoking play with their remarkable efforts on the evening of the performance.
To view the play-reading performance of The Laramie Project, please click here.