Chang and Eng and Me (and Me) [creator, performer]

Poster-Su, T (2021) Chang and Eng and Me (and Me) [creator, performer]. Online, 8 February 2021.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Poster-Su, T
Abstract: A short performance for puppets in 3 acts. Tobi has spent most of his life with a weird, romanticised and probably quite orientalist image of the deaths of Chang and Eng Bunker – the original Siamese twins – in the back of his mind. He isn’t sure why. Recently he discovered that like him, they were of mixed Chinese heritage, and perhaps the first such performers to make it big in the West. In doing so they carved out an uneasy space in the rotten heart of the American dream Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is a show about diaspora, assimilation, and siblinghood; about what happens when you don’t know how to read yourself; and about reaching across history in search of a reflection.
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Date: February 2021
Event Location: Online

Co-commissioned by New Earth Theatre and Chinese Arts Now as part of CAN Festival 2021.

Created by Tobi Poster-Su. Additional Direction by Tanuja Amarasuriya. Sound Design by Nicola Chang. Design and Paintings by James Chen-Wishart. Movement Direction by Lizzie Wiggs. Additional Puppetry Consultancy by Laura Purcell-Gates. Tobi’s Brother as Tobi’s Brother. Liver Song Arrangement by Pteromost and Ebu. Associate Producer Jess Hicks. With thanks to Mat Fraser and Yunte Huang.

Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2024 16:20
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 16:20
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