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.
Duration: 90 min.
HKX PROJECT LEAD Milton Lim
fu-GEN PROJECT LEAD David Yee
CREATED BY Hong Kong Exile + fu-GEN Theatre
PERFORMED & CO-CREATED BY April Leung + Derek Chan
DIRECTED BY Milton Lim
TEXT BY David Yee
MINIATURE DESIGN BY Natalie Tin Yin Gan w/ April Leung + Derek Chan
MEDIA APPARATUS DESIGN BY Remy Siu
PROJECTION AND SOUND DESIGN BY Milton Lim + Remy Siu
CANTONESE TRANSLATION BY Derek Chan
SUPPORTED BY Theatre Conspiracy, Gateway Theatre, Carlton University Art Gallery, City of Vancouver, British Columbia Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts
PRESENTED BY Gateway Theatre, Carlton University Art Gallery (Ottawa), The Cultch, Theatre Centre (Toronto)
The Georgia Straight No Foreigners is crammed with innovations and ideas about identity
The Star A playwright walked into a Chinese food court. That was the start of the multimedia show No Foreigners
CBC News No Foreigners a theatrical study of Chinese malls in Canada
Rabble.ca ‘No Foreigners’ makes the Chinese mall a multimedia cultural experience
Now Toronto No Foreigners is visually intriguing but could use a director
The Georgia Straight Hong Kong Exile’s theatre piece No Foreigners mines mall culture and Chinese identity