At Rooftop Productions we do things a little bit differently from other Hong Kong theatre companies. Because we have a lot of experience in different genres and disciplines, we’re great at bringing everything together to make something new. We are directors, designers, performers, musicians, producers, and teachers. If you’d like to know more, you can find out about who we are here.
The Furies Variations takes ideas from different ancient Greek playwrights, as well as works from Plato, Confucianism, Kafka and others, with live music to talk about justice.
Cardboard Dreams is a documentary theatre piece about the elderly in Hong Kong; their individual stories, and the issues they face.
There is a long lost shoreline in Yau Ma Tei, which has born witness to the history of the city. We reclaimed the sea in pursuit of development. Time passed…
Hong Kong has nearly 350,000 foreign domestic workers. On Sundays you can see them in public squares and parks. They flew from their homes to work in another home…
Michelle and Ivor are currently working on We Draman’s Building with Bamboo. The show is directed by Michelle Li, and Ivor Houlker is the movement coach/musician/actor.
In a land flowing with milk and honey, are you satisfied? A collaborative creation by award winning artists, including songs and stories from different traditions and cultures, and live music.
Rooftop Productions is dedicated to bringing innovative ideas to schools. In this programme, we are introducing “Immersive Theatre” to deliver Global Citizenship education.
Inspired by the ‘mouse utopia’ experiments of the 1960s, The Beautiful Ones moves from site-specific theatre using an audio guide and innovative phone app, to a physical theatre performance.
The Story of Leaping Fish was directed by Michelle Li, produced by We Draman and written by Callas Cheang. “There is a legend where fish swim against the current, to the dragon gate…”
Puppetry Master Wong Fai, together with a new generation of performers, will present a new take on theatrical performance with puppets, integrating multimedia and modern performance styles.
Hong Kong Theatre
We really want to push the boundaries of live performance and see how we can do new things to involve the Hong Kong theatre audience more. So while we try to make things that have never been done before, we also want to introduce them in a way which can be understood and appreciated. Rooftop Productions was the first company in Hong Kong to develop its own interactive app as a part of our award-winning show The Beautiful Ones. We are also unique in Hong Kong for introducing traditional polyphonic songs in our performances and workshops.
So Why ‘Rooftop Productions’?
We noticed that rooftops in Hong Kong have a sense of being completely exposed to the elements, at the same time as being completely surrounded by the city. They can be private but also overlooked on all sides. We like these kinds of dichotomies. Because we have made work in a weird mix of different places all over the world, we’ve found that space is an inspiring motivator to create art relevant to the world around you. A lot of our best ideas start on our rooftop. Hence, Rooftop Productions.
What We Actually Do
If you want to find out more about the different types of services that Rooftop Productions offers, take a look at our pages in the menu on the left. You can also look at our portfolio of HK theatre production work. As well as working with adults, we often bring productions and workshops to schools and young audiences. We offer professional workshops and teaching, such as actor training, singing, and movement. We also work on photography and videography projects related to creative arts.
Ivor and Michelle are both multidisciplinary artists who are committed to working collaboratively. We are particularly interested to work with emerging theatre artists in Hong Kong who have an interest in contemporary performance.
We’re always open to new collaborations, so please get in touch with us if you have any projects to discuss.