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A solo performance during her M.A. study in Leeds. The play was set as her own funeral and spectators were invited to join in to play “Hedda Gabl… Read More
A solo performance during her M.A. study in Leeds. The play was set as her own funeral and spectators were invited to join in to play “Hedda Gabler” with her as she told of her story about being a foreigner in Leeds, feeling out of place and alienated. Read Less
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MICHELE CHUNG (1974-2004) by Hedda Gabler
University of Leeds
A solo performanceduring her M.A. study in Leeds, Michele explored creating a play withparticipation of audience.   The play wasset as her own funeral and spectators were invited to join in to play “HeddaGabler” with her as she told of her story about life in Leeds.  It was performed in both Cantonese andEnglish, provoking the English speaking audience to think of being a minorityin a different culture.
Audience participating in the ritual of Michele's funeral - burning incense - as they first entered the space.
Audience members were invited out to read Hedda Gabler with Michele in between scenes of Michele telling her life in Leeds which was depressing and boring like Hedda which she "killed" herself in different ways in the play.
Ritual of the funeral - burning "gold" to the deceased.
Provoking the English speaking audience to think about being a minority in a foreign country, a role reverse in this 75 minutes show.