Founded by Carmen Ching-man Lo, former senior actor/director of Chung Ying Theatre Company. Lo obtained a Master degree in Philosophy and was a Film and Video major in Columbia College, Chicago.
The Company has been operated by a model of non-profit making theatre troupe. The name of the Company indicates that cinematic language does take an important role in shaping the theatrical style of the productions. The Company mainly focuses on original works which explore the horizons and soul of modern people, especially for young audience. The elements of intertwining imagination and reality plus the past and the present, is also one of the phenomenal characteristics of the works of the Company.
Moreover, the Company takes the initiative to explore overseas cultural exchange opportunities. Since 2003, productions have been toured in Scotland, Adelaide, Seoul, Yokohama, Singapore, Shanghai, Taipei, the Philippines, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Macau.
Recent productions My Luxurious 50 Sqft Life won Best Performance, Best Play, and Best Stage Effect at the 2015 Hong Kong Theatre Libre; My Luxurious 50 Sqft Life and Informer both awarded the Top Ten Most Popular Productions at the Hong Kong Drama Awards 2015.
Since 2007 till now, Cinematic Theatre Company has been offered Year Grant from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and also the Multi-project Grant for the project of ‘Young Playwrights Scheme’. In 2009, the Company was offered the grant from Drama Devolved Grant Scheme for Emerging Artists for organizing ‘The HK Little Theatre Fest’.
Repentance is a show based on the semi-autobiography of playwright, director, performer Ching-man. The play transformed a personal story into a dramatic narrative. The family history of Ching-man's father, reflected the political and economic changes of Hong Kong before and after 1997. And the recent Extradition Bill intensified the China-Hong Kong tension, as well as the worries about the future of Hong Kong. Young playwright Owen co-wrote the televised confession episodes, presented in a black humorous way.
My Luxurious 50 Sqft Life won Best Performance, Best Play, and Best Stage Effect at the 2015 Hong Kong Theatre Libre; My Luxurious 50 Sqft Life and Informer both awarded the Top Ten Most Popular Productions at the Hong Kong Drama Awards 2015.
The production has been toured in Scotland, Taipei, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
Someone Else by Ant Hampton is the invitation to challenge yourself and to encounter this someone else, this other that will never figure in your universe. At West Kowloon, art is not the icing on the cake of our accomplished lives. Art must matter and it must inspire us to be better, to do better.
Commissioned by WKCD
Produced in collaboration with Cinematic Theatre