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(1957-1970)和Preparing Citizen Actors for Enactment of Transgressive Stories Playback
Kiki Ng is the co-artistic director of Encounter Playback Theatre, as well as the facilitator, artist and project coordinator of Free Association. She finished her bachelor’s and Mphil. degrees in Humanities Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University, and also a graduate of Centre for Playback Theatre (New York). She actively participates in theatre, community arts and education fields, and believes that story is one of the keys that brings changes in the World.
Being a theatre practitioner, she is an actress, a playwright, facilitator, researcher as well as administrator. Recent productions involved includes The Hole, The flushing toilet and my soul （actress), documentary theatre Once Upon a Time in Choi Yuen Chuen（actress/ researcher), Laramie Project (actress) , 10 Years Later (actress), I Want Euthanasia (Beijing,Taipei and Hong Kong versions, devising actress), Sparkle! Zoo as Metaphor Exhibition (devising actress), Heptahedron, A City’s (Surrealist’s) Odyssey ( curatorial team, text, director, performer), Journey to the Colourful Bubbles (devising actress), Floating Fashion Gala (director, text, performer) , Auntie C and the stray cats (devising actress), International Project The Spice Road (France, devising actress) and Pandoras’ Box– Multi-media Exhibition・Playback Theatre （Curator, Interviewer and Writer, Performer)
Recent theatre research includes Eliminating Cliché: The Evolution of Jerzy Grotowski’s Self-revealing Encounters (1957-1970）, Preparing Citizen Actors for Enactment of Transgressive Stories in Playback Theatre and The Experiments of Documentary Theatre of Theatre du Pif . Under his supervision, Kiki is also invited by Stephen Wangh, to be one of his trainers in An Acrobat of the Heart: A Physical Approach to Acting elementary workshop in Hong Kong.
Kiki is devoted in the promotion and development of playback theatre in Hong Kong. Encounter Playback Theatre, a playback theatre group she is co-directing is one of the major groups that performs extensively for different communities and continually organizes trainings for local fellows.
She is also very committed in working with people with different abilities, as well as conducting proactive research and experiments of playback theatre. Community theatre group once led and coached by her includes Sunshine Playback Theatre Company (only playback theatre company in the world in which core members are formed by people with intellectual difficulties), R.I.C.E Playback Theatre (core members are formed by people with physical difficulties) and Inclusive Playback Theatre (core members are formed by audio/ visually impaired parents and their kids). Besides performing and teaching, she also initiates experiments such like Pandora’s Box: A Woman Workshop. On the other hand, she is dedicated in connecting oversea playbackers. She has been invited to teach in diffident cities in Mainland China. She also lead workshops and home group in The Asian Pacific Playback Theatre Conference (2015 & 2017) ; and being one of the members of Playing for Love ( A Taiwan playback theatre tour) in 2018 & 2019. In 2018, she was invited by Moment Theatre, to conduct a field study on Playback Theatre in Beijing, Xian, Taipei and Guangzhou.
Apart from theatre, Kiki love to use music as a means to connect communities. She is a facilitator of communities music, leading participants to create their own songs. She regards song as a container of histories, and writes songs based on real-life stories of individuals. Recent projects involved includes 24 hours in Revolution and Tai O Music Project.
Apart from theatre teaching, Kiki also teaches in academic field. She has been the lecturer of Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education.