The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor


  • Date

    04/14 (Fri.) 19:30

    04/15 (Sat.) 14:30

    04/16 (Sun.) 14:30

  • Venue

    Experimental Theater

  • Production

    Chien Li-ying

  • Price

    NT$ 800

A day-to-day chorus of people in the Kingdom of Diseases
The collage of images in the era of post-cocktail therapy

The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor is the result of the field study about HIV by Chien Li-Ying, the 2015 NTCH Artist in Residence, for over one year. Through writing the homosexuality and the history of AIDS, this production focuses on the phenomenon after the advent of the cocktail therapy when the disease ceases to be a death threat and patients are no longer a tragic metaphor in literature but return to “the beings.”

The story begins with the launch of a documentary film about Ma Mi. Based on Ma Mi’s diary, the film-maker tries to explore the reasons behind the closure of “Ma Mi’s Home,” a shelter which has taken in so many AIDS patients and volunteer workers, by interviewing his relatives and friends. The Ma Mi’s diary and the interviewees’ narratives sometimes overlap with yet sometimes diverge from each other. Which one is true? Is Ma Mi’s diary the answer to the question or simply possible memoirs?

Following OK, My Dear Sisters and Dress in Code, playwright Chien Li-Ying and director Tora Hsu once again showcase their creativity with their collaboration.

Playwright │ Chien Li-ying

Chien Li-Ying, the 2015 NTCH Artist in Residence, is one of the most sought-after playwrights in the younger generation. With works focusing on the gender issue and Taiwan contemporary culture, she is dedicated to writing original texts that belong to Taiwan.

Director │ Tora Hsu

Tora Hsu, artistic director of 4 CHAIRS THEATRE, obtained MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK. His recent works include Dress in Code and Zoo of Cards.

Creative Team

  • Playwright: Chien Li-ying
  • Director: Tora Hsu
  • Producer: Su Chih-peng
  • Set design: Lee Po-ling
  • Video design: Wang Cheng-yuan
  • Light design: Hsu Tzu-han
  • Costume design: Lee Yu-sheng
  • Music design: Ko-Chih-hao
  • Cast: Wang An-Chi, Wang Chao-yang, Yu Pei-chen, Chu Ding-yi,
  • Lin Chia-chi, Lin Tzu-heng, Kao Ro-shan, Liao Yuan-ching, etc.
  • Duration: approx. 150 minutes without intermission.
  • The age guidance for this production is 12+.
  • Post-talk: Matinees on 4/15 (Sat.) and 4/16 (Sun.) at the Experimental Theater.
  • Recording Date: Evening show on 4/15 (Sat.).