A Tale about Consent
*This project was selected for Taiwan Student Section in PQ2011
Taipei National University of the Arts
Venue: TNUA Experimental Theatre, Taipei.
Director: Kang-Hua Chang
Set Designer: Shi-Cheng Yang
Costume Designer: Yin-Sing Chang
Light Designer: I-Shun Lee
‘A Tale about Consent’ premiered in Baden-Baden Music Festival in 1929. It was one of the noble works on behalf of ‘educational theatre’ of Bertolt Brecht. The story is composed of two parts, the fable and the debating discussion.
A helicopter crashed and fell to the sea. The four pilots, who got seriously injured, cried for help to the chorus. Considering whether helping the pilots or not, the chorus spread a discussion for "help" and "violence". They tried to show that “help” and ”violence” are the opposite sides of the same idea. Only “refusing to help” can break this cycle.
The main idea of the play is to explain the only way to progress is to abandon ourselves and participate in the public.