菠蘿麵包Pineapple Bun is a new play by Howard Dai.
Revolving around a bakery in Taipei, the protagonist must confront their diasporic guilt as they visit their hometown.
It is a study in nostalgia.
A poem to the moon.
A futile gesture.
A testament of blind faith.
A celebration of everyday hope.
A public presentation of excerpts as part of the DBLSPK series on Jan 29, 2022. In-person and online streaming options available. Free. Co-produced by rice & beans theatre and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. More info here.
The WORKSHOP Team (Jan 2022):
Howard Dai – Playwright & Lead Artist
Megan Lane – Scenographer
Andie Lloyd – Lighting/Projection Designer
Cindy Kao – Sound Designer & Performer
Mandeep Sunnerd – Stage Manager
Chengyan Boon – Production Manager & Technical Director
Nico Dicecco – Livestream Lead
Jessie Liang – Performer
Vincent Cheng – Performer
Jackson Wai Chung Tse – Workshop Performer
Lee Su-Feh – Workshop Performer
Arthi Chandra – Outside Eye/Dramaturge
Derek Chan – Outside Eye/Dramaturge
Johnny Wu – Translator & Chat Moderator
The development of this play was supported by rice & beans theatre, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, sunset visitor studios, and Royal Court Theatre.
The DBLSPK program and works by rice & beans theatre is made possible by the support from the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Vancouver Foundation, McLean Foundation, the Province of British Columbia, and City of Vancouver.