Artistic Director: Tam Hung-man, Alex
Tam Hung Man formed Theatre Ronin in 2006; he is the Artistic Director of Theatre Ronin, guest lecturer of Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong and was the resident artist in Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 2008. He is an experienced director, Stage and costume designer, scriptwriter, producer and curator of creative projects, he produced and curated over one hundred productions and arts projects. His works are marked by poetic imageries composed of different theatrical elements and a simple, unadorned but imaginative style.
Tam graduated with two Bachelor of Arts Degree in directing and in set and costume design (First Hons) at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts respectively. Tam has won directing prize for the play of Marisol, he also won several prizes and participated overseas exchange program during his study. In 2003, Tam won Hong Kong Drama Scholarship to Black Tent Theatre, Japan to exchange.
Latest directed works include: Hoichi the Earless (adaptation and production design; adapted from Hoichi the Earless by Lafcadio Hearn), Fallen (joint script writing; adapted from SIR Shouson Chow ― Hong Kong Grand Old Man), Playing with Xixi (joint script writing, stage and costume design; inspired by Xixi’s Mourn Over the Breasts and XiXi’s Poetry Collection) (Hong Kong premiere and 2017 Taipei Fringe Festival, Best Space Award winner) , Bear-men (stage design; inspired by Xixi’s Sewing Bear), Nature (adaptation and stage design; adapted from Androgyny by Dung Kai-cheung) ( Hong Kong premiere and 2016 Kuandu Arts Festival re-run), Landscape in the Mist (Adaptation, stage and costume design; adapted from The Fog by Shu Hong Sing) (2016 International Performing Arts Festival Bahia Teatro, 2014 1st China City Theatre Festival in Shenzhen, 2012 Beijing Fringe Festival and 2010 Hong Kong premiere), 2016 International Arts Carnival - Legend of the Sky: Ki Ki & the Eternal Flame (Production design), Silent Scream – Mother Courage & her Children on the Beach (Taipei) (Adaptation, stage and costume design; adapted from Mother Courage and her children by Bertolt Brecht ), Sentimental K (Adaptation and Costume design; apdated from Hong Kong Trilogy by Chan Koon-chung) (Hong Kong premiere and 2015 Theatre Works of Outstanding Youth, Beijing), Wilderness of Soul 2.0 (Adaption and Production design; adapted from Wilderness by Cao-Yu) (2015 The 2nd Urban Festival, Shen Zhen).
Others include: 2013 International Arts Carnival - Legend of the Ocean: La La & the Litter Castle (production design), Sew & Soul (Co-adaptation & director, Stage design; adapted from Body Sewing by Hon Lai-chu), Memorandum: 10 Years. Han. Xiao ― based on seven short stories by Hon Lai-chu, Dorothy Tse Hiu-hung and Lee Wai-yi (Adaption and Stage Design), The Mariana Trench (production design) (2013 Beijing Fringe Festival, Premiere and 2nd run in Hong Kong) and P.E. Period 2.0 (adaptation and production design; adapted from P. E. Period by Dung Kai-cheung).
Tam’s directory works for others include: Hetero-HK cross-disciplinary exhibition and performance Cave Theatre (HK-SZ Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB 2017)); Hong Kong Repertory Theatre Journey with Mr. AW (scriptwriter and stage design); On & On Theatre Workshop Attempt on Her Life (play reading); Prospects Theatre Lonely Planet B (stage design), Happy To Gather (stage design), The Show Room and Tête-bêche (adaptation; adapted from Tête-bêche by Liu Yi-chang ); The 33rd Hong Kong Arts Festival commission programme i-city Mermaid on the Bridge by Class 7A Group (concept and scriptwriter).
Tam was the nominee of the 12th and 13th Hong Kong Drama Awards Best Stage Design by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre A Dream to a Dream and Dragon Head by Prospects Theatre respectively. Tam was also nominated The 1st Hong Kong Theatre Libre Best Scriptwriter and Best Overall Performance, by Journey with Mr. AW, and 2nd Hong Kong Theatre Libre Best Director, by The Show Room.
Tam was the producer and concept creator of LCSD 2016 New Vision Festival ArtSnap programme The Missing Link.