Théatre du Rêve Expérimental

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Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental (薪传实验剧团) is a Beijing-based performance group. It is dedicated to produce avant-garde performance. Its founder and artistic director is Wang Chong (王翀), an award-winning director and translator. He has studied and worked with directors Lin Zhaohua and Robert Wilson.

Since its founding, Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental has mounted 17 shows and has performed in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, U.S., Canada, U.K., the Netherlands and France. It is one of the most active touring companies from China and the youngest Chinese theatre group to tour internationally.

The Warfare of Landmine 2.0 won 2013 Festival/Tokyo Award.


The group does not limit its style to Eastern or Western theatre. Multi-media, performance art, and the harsh reality of Chinese society emerge on the stage altogether, creating a unique experience for the spectators.


Title Text Time of Premiere Tour
Constellations Nick Payne 2014, Chinese language premiere Beijing, Shanghai
Ghosts 2.0 Henrik Ibsen 2014, world premiere Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai
The Warfare of Landmine 2.0 Wang Chong and Zhao Binghao 2013, world premiere Tokyo, Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin
Kurukulla Zhao Binghao 2013, world premiere New York
Ibsen in One Take Oda Fiskum after Henrik Ibsen 2012, world premiere Beijing, Rotterdam, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Oslo, Adelaide
The Flowers on the Sea 2.0 Wang Chong after Han Bangqing 2012, world premiere Shanghai
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Mike Daisey 2012, Chinese language premiere Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Taicang
The Chairs 2.0 Devised 2012, world premiere Toga, Toyama, Beijing
Thunderstorm 2.0 Wang Chong after Cao Yu 2012, world premiere Beijing, Taipei
Central Park West Woody Allen 2011, Chinese language premiere Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Ningbo, Shanghai, Taipei, Tianjin
Hamletmachine Heiner Muller 2010, China mainland premiere[1] Beijing, Hangzhou, Avignon
The Peking OperaTION N/A 2010, world premiere Beijing, Shanghai
Crave Sarah Kane 2009, China mainland premiere Beijing
Self-accusation Peter Handke 2009, China mainland premiere Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, London
The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler 2009, China mainland premiere[2] Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Changsha, Hangzhou, Tianjin
e-Station N/A 2008, world premiere Beijing, New York, Quebéc, Edinburgh, Shanghai

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