Smoking With Grandma

Theatre and Physical Theatre • Performance Art

"I didn’t remember if it was June or July, but it was the season of cicada."

Directed and written by HKADC Emerging Artist Grant receiver Cathy SK Lam who created acclaimed play "The Immigration Lottery". Smoking With Grandma is a brand new writing about refugees and will be premiered in Adelaide Fringe 2017.

Maia called 1996 the year of lost, the year before the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, also the year her grandma passed away. Her grandma had spent most of her life in Tiu Keng Leng, a remote island in Hong Kong which used to be a refugee village, housing former Kuomintang (KMT) officials and followers who had escaped to Hong Kong from China after KMT was defeated. Tiu Keng Leng was demolished that same year. Just the night before Tiu Keng Leng was going to disappeared from the map, Maia goes back to her late grandma's squatter. When Maia unveiles the buried secrets of her grandma, all she wants to do is have a chance to smoke with her grandma.


Presented by: ThreeWoods Playwright

ThreeWoods Playwright was registered as non-profit theatre company in 2011, formed by a group of young theater artists based in Hong Kong. Their production is created with different language, and can be seen in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland.
Besides producing performance, they also initiated the “Suspended Ticket for Young Generation Programme” for subsidizing students from low-income families to watch theater productions, targeting to reduce the gap between art and the society.