病號 The Unnamed
Premiered in April, 2018 at Wellspring Theater, Taipei
“The Unnamed depicts a state of almost every one of us in the modern time. A state that is like a vortex which we are all drowning inside and hard to escape from. This is a mirror that we must look in to, and it is necessary to let this theater piece to reflect our defeats, embarrassments, and helplessness to contemplate a way out of the troubled state.” – Guo Lixin, Cultural Commentator
Related to a suicide attempter, 9 characters are weaved into one social web. Their names are unknown to audiences, and they are only addressed by their titles which indicate their interpersonal relationship. The Unnamed features the online anonymity phenomenon with a focus on excessive Internet use, and from which stems a collage of alienated individuals who struggle to grasp interpersonal relationships outside of cyberspace. The Chinese title, literally meaning sick account, comes from the Japanese Internet culture. It indicates the netizens who use pseudonyms especially for emotional ventilation. Developed through collaboration of actors with a physical movement base, the Unnamed highly resonates netspeak in its amusing dialogs and the offbeat social interactions in its choreography.
Playwright| Daniel Wang
Choreographer | Tung I-fen
Cast｜Li Ming-che, Longlong Lin, Wang Shih-wei, Daniel Wang, Wally Gau, Hong Chien-tsang, Shih Hsuen-huei, Paulin Chiang, April Liu.
Scenic Design｜Liu Dar-Lurn
Lighting Design｜Wong Choo Yean
Music Design｜Lin Kuei-ju
Costume & Makeup Design｜Lin Heng-cheng