HK Theatre Association presents ART [fr]

The story revolves around three friends—Serge, Marc and Yvan—who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting.

Dates: Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th, Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, May 2017.
Venue : OnTheSpace, 6 Duddell Street

ART by Yasmina Reza from Emilie Guillot on Vimeo.


The story revolves around three friends—Serge, Marc and Yvan—who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting. The canvas is white, with a few white lines. Serge is proud of his horribly expensive acquisition, fully expecting the approval of his friends. Marc scornfully describes it as "a piece of white shit," but is it the painting that offends him, or the uncharacteristic independence-of-thought that the purchase reveals in Serge? For the insecure Yvan, burdened by the problems of his impending doom (wedding) and his dissatisfaction at his job as a stationery salesman, their friendship is his sanctuary...but his attempts at peace-making backfire. Eager to please he laughs about the painting with Marc but tells Serge he likes it. Pulled into the disagreement, his vacillations fuel the blazing row. Lines are drawn and they square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendship.

HK Theatre Association Limited

HKTA conducts an array of instructional training workshops in a wide variety of modern creative genres including: acting, dancing, vocal training and writing. Courses will be conducted in a variety of languages including English, and French to all, Adults, Teenagers and Kids.

The Association helps actors to gain control over their work, teaching them to rely on their own instincts, imagination and choices. Our scene study and improv classes produce confident actors who bring an original voice to every production.In fact, the most distinctive thing about one of our members is how different each one is. We train actors to speak in their own artistic voice—producing characters that are rich and layered. They become the artist they always wanted to be. Theater, television and film are all collaborative mediums, so an actor must work well with other actors, directors, casting directors and many more. Our technique trains them to do just that! That’s why we love to work with HKTA actors-students!

Artistic director biography

Emilie Guillot, born in Brittany, France, is known not only as an actress/performer but also as a drama director and producer of quite a wide number of live performances. Her debut was as a ballet dancer. She then graduated from ‘L’Ecole de Théâtre Bellevue’ with a diploma in ‘Corporal techniques and improvisation’. She spent years practicing on stage and in front of the camera, with well-known acting coaches, directors, and producers such as Christian Lucciani, Sylvie Boutley, Frédérique Farina, Georges Bécot, Jean-René Lemoine, Daniel Cling, Steven Soderbergh, Stanley J. Orzel.

Finally she graduated with a National Diploma in Performing Arts and in Drama Directing, from the renowned French Drama School ‘Le Cours Florent’, full of contentment and confidence. In July 2003, she arrived in Hong Kong and started a drama production company (Mon Café-Theatre Ltd) with which she has developped the concept of Café-theatre in HK. Emilie has also been seen as a performer and actress in ‘Isabeau’, ‘The Killing of Sister Georges’, ‘Sandman’, ‘California Suite’, ‘The Sneeze’, ‘God of Carnage’, ‘Lumina –webseries’, ‘Push’ feature film, ‘A little conversation – independent film’, ‘Boxed in’ with best film, best acting, best directing awards, ‘Chinese Zodiac 2012’, Jacky Chan production, and ‘Far away Eyes’ – feature film. In addition to this, she is a certified Cinema Director and Line Producer from Hollywood Film Institute and HK International Film School. She is now the Artistic Director of ‘HK Theatre Association Ltd’ with which she coaches acting to adults and young kids.

publié le 27/04/2017

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