" INVitations from the outcast ", 2004

“Invitations from the Outcast”, took place in a café that can only hold up to 30 people. We had the stagehands walk around serving the audience tea and biscuits instead of hiding backstage, and actors sat with the “customers” pretending to be one of them. The audiences started out looking indifferent or puzzled, but were gradually intrigued as the actors began to emerge and tell the story. At times, they laughed at the jokes; some other times, they cried along with the characters’ tearful monologues. At curtain call, they heartily applauded. The family members of the main actress can’t stop their tears from falling, because the story was intimately related to the actress, and it was like her heart confession to her family. 

2018 Shih-lien Eugene Yen