Participate in Adelaide Fringe 2017
“I didn’t remember if it was June or July, but it was the season of cicada.”
Directed and written by HKADC Emerging Artist Grant receiver Cathy SK Lam who created acclaimed play “The Immigration Lottery”. Smoking With Grandma is a brand new writing about refugees and will be premiered in Adelaide Fringe 2017.
Maia called 1996 the year of lost, the year before the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, also the year her grandma passed away. Her grandma had spent most of her life in Tiu Keng Leng, a remote island in Hong Kong which used to be a refugee village, housing former Kuomintang (KMT) officials and followers who had escaped to Hong Kong from China after KMT was defeated.Tiu Keng Leng was demolished that same year. Just the night before Tiu Keng Leng was going to disappeared from the map, Maia goes back to her late grandma’s squatter. When Maia unveils the buried secrets of her grandma, all she wants to do is have a chance to smoke with her grandma.
Script/Director: Cathy SK Lam
Producer/Performer: Angel SY Chan as Cicada
Stage Manager/Performer: Katherine Leung as Maia Lee
Assistant Stage Manager: Toby Yung
Venue：Studio, Bakehouse Theatre
(Address: 255 Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia)
※ The programme lasts for approximately 40 minutes without intermission.
※ Performance in English.
The project is supported by the Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region：