By Nam Le
Adapted and Directed by Priscilla Jackman
Set Design: Jeremy Allan
Costume Design: Isabel Hudson
Lighting Design: Grace Benn
Dramaturg: Stephen Sewell
Professional Mentor: Eamon Flack
Photography: Phil Erbacher
Takaya Honda, Binh Ta, Annie Stafford, Mayu Iwasaki , Khanh Trieu, Mandela Mathias, Jy Etherington, Alex Cubis, Alex Chalwell, Laurne Richardson, Zac Ynfante
About the Project:
In 2015 Priscilla directed an original stage adaptation of Nam Le’s first story from his award winning book, The Boat, titled Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice.
On one level it is a timeless story of a Vietnamese father and son. But it also operates on a number of meta levels – it is a story about the act of writing, a provocation about diversity and art in the market place.
For Priscilla, this translated as a story about the act of creating theatre – as she asked herself, how can the work of the stage do the work of the words on the page? Inspired by a highly visual and physical aesthetic, Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice was multidisciplined theatrical feast, featuring the use of traditional and twenty-first century storytelling conventions including a fusion of performance styles, physical theatre, use of ensemble and projection