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.


TitleTextTime of PremiereTour
ConstellationsNick Payne2014, Chinese language premiereBeijing, Shanghai
Ghosts 2.0Henrik Ibsen2014, world premiereSeoul, Beijing, Shanghai
The Warfare of Landmine 2.0Wang Chong and Zhao Binghao2013, world premiereTokyo, Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin
KurukullaZhao Binghao2013, world premiereNew York
Ibsen in One TakeOda Fiskum after Henrik Ibsen 2012, world premiereBeijing, Rotterdam, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Oslo, Adelaide
The Flowers on the Sea 2.0Wang Chong after Han Bangqing2012, world premiereShanghai
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Mike Daisey 2012, Chinese language premiereBeijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Taicang
The Chairs 2.0Devised2012, world premiere Toga, Toyama, Beijing
Thunderstorm 2.0Wang Chong after Cao Yu 2012, world premiereBeijing, Taipei
Central Park West Woody Allen 2011, Chinese language premiereBeijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Ningbo, Shanghai, Taipei, Tianjin
Hamletmachine Heiner Muller 2010, China mainland premiere [1] Beijing, Hangzhou, Avignon
The Peking OperaTIONN/A2010, world premiereBeijing, Shanghai
Crave Sarah Kane 2009, China mainland premiereBeijing
Self-accusation Peter Handke 2009, China mainland premiereBeijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, London
The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler 2009, China mainland premiere [2] Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Changsha, Hangzhou, Tianjin
e-StationN/A2008, world premiereBeijing, New York, Quebéc, Edinburgh, Shanghai

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