WE ARE ALWAYS THERE
 – STEVE HARPER
我們一直在這裡 – 史蒂夫·哈珀


PORTRAIT OF STEVE HARPER - THEATRE503

WE ARE ALWAYS THERE – 
AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVE HARPER FROM THEATRE503

我們一直在這裡 – 專訪503劇場文學總監 史蒂夫·哈珀

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Theatre503 is an interesting place, said the people who have been there. In both last year and this
year, we had two interviews about Theatre503. No matter from the first meeting with Tim Roseman, former artistic director, or recent visit with Steve Harper, Literary Manager, the impression of Theatre503 is always simple, open and honest, which is its unique dramatic way to approach life and world themselves.

503劇場是個很有意思的地方,去過的朋 友總是如是說。去年和今年,我們分別對 503劇場進行了兩次采訪。不管是第一次 與前藝術總監蒂姆·羅斯曼(Tim Roseman) 見面,還是最近對文學總監史蒂夫·哈珀 (Steve Harper)的采訪,空間不大的503劇 場和僅有不到十人的團隊給我們的印象 是:簡 單 、開 放 、坦 誠 。可 簡 單 並 不 代 表 無 趣,而是以503特有的戲劇性,接近生活和 世界本身。

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(PI: PERFORMANCE INFINITY / SH: STEVE HARPER)

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PI: Please firstly give us an introduction of Theatre503 and the New Writing Project?

         先為我們簡單介紹一下503劇場和新寫作計劃吧?

SH: Theatre503 is a very traditional fringe theatre in that, it is a 63-seat theatre above a pub. We specialize in new writing, although we also now have a strand entitled “Second Look”, which consists of first time revivals of forgotten classics of the 1980/90s. We have a history of producing debut plays by new playwrights, but work to sustain relationships with writers as they move forward in their careers. We are a non-funded theatre organization in terms of core funding, but have been nominated for and won numerous awards including the Olivier Award for Best New Play (probably the biggest new writing award) one year, which helped established our reputation in the industry for producing high quality plays and productions. We produce 8 to 9 shows a year, 3 of which we produce solely as 503, with the rest being co-productions with incoming companies and individuals.

503劇場是一個傳統的邊緣劇場,它一共有63個座位,就在一間酒吧 的樓上。新寫作項目是我們的強項,同時新的“第二眼”項目也是我們關 注上世紀80、90年代那些被遺忘的經典作品的復興計劃。我們有推廣新 寫作文化的傳統,同時一直保持與作家的聯系。目前還沒有固定的核心 資金支持。不過503有新寫作領域較為重要的獎項,最佳新劇獎(Olivier Award),也使得503成為重要的新寫作場域。我們一年有8到9部作品, 其中3部獨立制作,剩下的與其他團體或公司合作。對我而言,新寫作文化 的最特別之處,是支持剛剛起步的作家,陪伴他們從第一部作品到第二 部,直到更偉大的作品誕生。


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