Since 2002, CHAN Wing Chuen, the artistic director of POP Theatre has worked on popularizing Dramatic Arts. He has focused on promoting children’s literary theatre to open up new horizons for children to learn through the joys of theatre. Through a carefully selected repertoire, POP Theatre has established itself as a platform for children to learn about themselves and other important life lessons, while cultivating their creativity and imagination through drama. It is the goal of POP Theatre to bring in parents, so that they could be inspired and moved together with their children by the theatrical productions, providing an opportunity for parents and children to share these moments of growth. POP Theatre’s conviction is that dramatic arts could have a permanent imprint on the audience, making a positive impact on their lives.
In 2011, POP Theatre produced a theatrical adaptation of “Eight Hundred Years of Hatred, Eight Hundred Years of Healing” from the great Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka’s “Phoenix.” It was nominated for the “Ten most popular Theatrical Productions,” “Best Sound Design,” and five other awards in the 21st Hong Kong Drama Awards.
Since 2015, POP Theatre has been receiving one-year grants from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC), in addition to becoming a Venue Partner (VP) of Tuen Mun Town Hall through the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s (LCSD) Venue Partnership Scheme. In 2019, POP Theatre became a three-year grantee of ADC. The company will continue to promote dramatic arts at the community level with the goal of “Inspiring Creativity for Life.”