Ivanhoe Lam

Ivanhoe Lam

About the Artists

“… how to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces…”

— The Diaries of Franz Kafka

Ivanhoe Lam

Ivanhoe Lam

About the Artists

29 - 31/10

Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

29/10 (FRI) 8PM

30/10 (SAT) 3PM

30/10 (SAT) 8PM

31/10 (SUN) 3PM


Approx 1 hr 45 mins incl a 20-min interval

Audience members may be invited to participate in the programme. Please arrive 20 mins before the show for seating arrangement

Please arrive on time. Latecomers may not be admitted until after the interval

Performed in Cantonese and English, with occasional Chinese or English surtitles

Meet-the-artist sessions after 29 & 30 Oct evening performances

Suitable for ages above 12


Click HERE to download e-programme

Today, how vulnerable are the ideals of liberty and equality when humans stop at nothing to get what they want?

Let’s see what our REPORT has to say.

Inspired by Franz Kafka’s A Report to An Academy, this production follows the struggles and transformations of apes who attempt to become human in order to obtain the freedom they long for.

Drawing inspiration from Kafka’s text, boundary pusher Ivanhoe Lam and his team did a site-responsive performance at the Prison Yard of Tai Kwun, Hong Kong in early 2019.


This new edition is set in an indoor theatre space where the audience are taken on another experiential journey to the allegorical “Academy”. It investigates how the oft-espoused values of liberty and equality really operate in the contemporary world, and how easily they can be compromised. The team also go further to explore how institutional forces, for their own benefit, manipulate one’s sense of self and purpose. The new edition is devised from the personal experiences and perspectives of a cross-cultural team of performers. An experiential theatre performance that integrates creative text, movement, music, rap, narrative, video and participatory spatial design.

Report i: Which I am I (2019), held at the Prison Yard of Tai Kwun, was part of the Wild is the Grass site-responsive performance series curated by orleanlaiproject, under JOCKEY CLUB New Arts Power presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.