Fat Bird Theatre
organizes experimental workshops, guerilla performances, and staged dramas
物恋白石洲 (Urban Fetish / Baishizhou)
multi-media exploration (with puppets!) of urban renewal in Shenzhen's urbanized villages
premiered at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Jan 4-5, 2014
collaboration with CZC Special Forces
茉莉战争 （Jasmine War）
explores the marital troubles of a successful, contemporary power couple, Da Ken Art Center, premiered june 4, 2013
awarded Nanshan District public culture grant, 2013
participants: YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), ZHANG yang (张阳), REN zhihui (任志辉), HA da (哈达)
physical theatre about a close encounter of a dangerous kind -- two different species meet and misunderstand each other, premiered at the Shenzhen Fringe Festival, dec 2012
participants: ZHANG yang (张阳), LI xiaolong (李晓龙), ZHAO yixiao (赵艺晓)
a sci-fi poem about the death of the last earthling, premiered at the Shenzhen Fringe Festival, dec 2011
participants: YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), ZHANG yang (张阳), LI xiaolong (李晓龙), LV danni (吕丹妮)
宇宙之眼 (Eye of the Universe)
a musical about cross-species love and science experiments gone array, premiered at the shenzhen university new black box theater, dec 2010
519幸福学园 (519: The Happy Academy)
staged at the shanghai small theater festival, november 2010
a multi-media performance piece premiered at the shenzhen university new black box theater, mar 2010.
participants: YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), KUO jinghong (郭劲红), ZHANG yang (张阳), CAO Tiantian, DENG Shenzhao, FANG Lu, LI Xiaolong, LI Zhengnan, LV Linxuan, NIU Ben,TANG Ling, TIAN Liang, WEI Pengyi, ZHAO Yixiao, ZHOU Fangzhu.
FBI: 2009年神农计划 (Fat Bird Institute: 2009 Shennong Project)
每年一次拥有你（Once A Year)
second performance, shenzhen university new black box theater, dec 15-17, 2008.
first performance, shenzhen university new black box theater, may 16-23, 2008 (performance suspended 2 days for national mourning for the earthquake victims in wenchuan, sichuan). performance photos, here.
participants: YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), WU xi (吴熙), REN zhihui (任志辉), JIA huiwen (贾慧文), KANG kang (康亢), ZHANG yang (张阳)， GU jingpeng (谷锦朋), CHEN li (陈莉), LU linxuan (吕霖轩), GONG zekun (宫泽坤), ZHAO yixiao (赵艺晓), WANG jing (王婧), ZHANG xiao (张笑), NIU ben (牛奔)
participants: jochem HARTZ, Bart SABEL, Ruud PANHUYSEN, Miranda KOLVOORT, Peter J. CHARLTON, arlet VAN LAAR, Milou VELING, sarah WRIGHT, YANG qian (杨阡), SONG jie (宋洁), JIA huiwen (贾慧雯), KANG kang (康亢), ZHANG yang (张阳), mary ann ODONNELL
诗歌人间（Poetry in the World)
a series of poetry interpretations, performed at 8:00 p.m. on the second saturday of every month at the citizen's center book city
＊ saturday, november 11, 2007: "归来－－纪念中国新诗９０年"
＊ saturday, december 8, 2007: "鲁米－－８００年的神秘之声"
created by liu jingwen (刘静文), yang qian, and lai'er (莱尔), editor of the online poetry journal, poemlife
participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), SONG Jie (宋洁), JIA Huiwen (贾慧雯), KANG Kang (康亢), GU jinpeng (谷锦朋)
画须添龙 （Draw Whiskers, Add Dragon）
等待戈多 (Waiting for Godot)
performed at the shenzhen university black box theatre, december 28-29, 2006. one of four invited pieces in the first annual "creative shenzhen (创意深圳)" theatre festival
participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), LIU Hongming (刘宏明), YANG Jie (杨洁), HOU Junmou (侯俊某), XU Xiaomei (许小梅), Judi Moriarty, Mary Ann O'Donnell
此身此行 (This Body, These Movements)
performed as part of the avant-guarde city conference (先锋城市论坛), hosted by the nanfang daily, dec 22, 2006.
performed at shenzhen university black box theatre, october 20-21, 2006. double-billed with "play play" by the theatre practice, singapore.
an invited performance at the second china (shenzhen) international cultural industry fair, may 20, 2006.
premiered and won a gold medal at the guangzhou international modern dance festival, may 6, 2006.
dress rehearsal at shenzhen university rehearsal room, may 4, 2006
participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), LIU Hongming (刘宏明), YANG Jie (杨洁), HOU Junmou (侯俊某), Mary Ann O'Donnell
a collaborative performance/Installation piece hosted by RAW studio, shenzhen, september 19, 2005.
participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), LIU Hongming (刘宏明), YANG Jie (杨洁), Mary Ann O'Donnell
诗人聚谈：城市体验 (Experiencing the City: A Gathering of Poets)
poetry salon hosted by shenzhen weiqi association, april 17, 2005.
participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), HOU Junmou (侯俊某), Steven Schroeder
狐说 (Fox Speaks)
one act perormance that toured with WOMEN PLAY, an evening of three one-act plays from shenzhen, hong kong and singapore. WOMEN PLAY toured in singapore, december 19-21, 2003; guangzhou, january 2-4, 2004; hong kong, january 9-11, 2004.
participants: SONG Jie (宋洁), KUO Jing Hong (郭劲红), Xue Qi (薛琪), YANG Qian (杨阡), HOI Chiu (海潮)
深圳表演工作坊 (Shenzhen Performance Workshop)
神的城市 (divine garbage) explored new superstitions in globalizing shenzhen
"人的城市 (mortal city)" used representative areas in shenzhen as a stage for improvization
dogs on a bus performed on shenzhen buses and at huangbeiling (黄贝岭) pet market
shenzhen seaworld performed at seaworld in shekou (海上世界)
dongmen (1) performed at shenzhen's busiest commercial area, dongmen (东门)
dongmen (2) performed at shenzhen's busiest comercial area, dongmen (东门)
history of the present performed at shenzhen university
between bridges performed at the intersection of two overpasses, nanshan district
participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), LIU Hongming (刘宏明), YANG Jie (杨洁), ZHANG Yuelong (张月龙), QIN Wei (秦炜), Mary Ann O'Donnell
零日月 (Zero Sun Moon)
Fat Bird's predecessor, Zero Sun Moon was founded and active in 1997.
premiered at the Golden Autumn Arts Festival, Shenzhen, November, 1997. Awarded bronze medal.
participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), YANG Dongmei (杨冬梅), YANG Xuejun (杨学君), ZHANG Xiaolong (张小龙), Mary Ann O'Donnell
History and Sculpture
was staged over six weekends during the ‘97 Eternal Return Sculpture Exhibition, Nanshan District Cultural Center, Shenzhen, June-July, 1997.
participants: YANG Qian (杨阡), XIONG Ting (熊厅), CHENG Zhanglan (程璋兰), LIAO Haiyan (廖海燕), Mary Ann O'Donnell