No Foreigners is a multimedia performance that meditates on North American Chinese shopping malls as racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash. Several original stories begin in a mall and quickly diverge—catapulting across cities, between Cantonese and English, in and out of the afterlife, and through past, present, and future.
Through live performance and a micro-to-macro camera apparatus, No Foreigners weaves together text, miniatures, and media design as it attempts to unpack what is at the heart of “Chineseness” and what the future can hold for all of us as visitors and settlers.
No Foreigners was created by Hong Kong Exile (Vancouver) and fu-GEN Theatre (Toronto), produced in association with Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver) and the Theatre Centre (Toronto). The show premiered at The Cultch (Vancouver) and was followed by a presentation at the Theatre Centre (Toronto) in February 2018; a 2019/2020 tour is currently in development.
HKX PROJECT LEAD Milton Lim
fu-GEN PROJECT LEAD David Yee
CREATED BY Hong Kong Exile (Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim , Remy Siu) + fu-GEN Theatre
PERFORMERS & CO-CREATORS April Leung + Derek Chan
DIRECTION Milton Lim
TEXT David Yee
MINIATURE DESIGN Natalie Tin Yin Gan w/ April Leung + Derek Chan
MEDIA APPARATUS DESIGN Remy Siu
PROJECTION AND SOUND DESIGN Milton Lim + Remy Siu
CANTONESE TRANSLATION Derek Chan
RUNNING TIME approx. 90 minutes