Better Life?
Ongoing2020documentary theatreperformance

Better Life? is a documentary theatre piece based on the same research as Home Away from Home. In a two-year interview journey, Fang Yun Lo and the artists Ngo Thanh Phuong and Cheng Ting Chen interviewed over 100 people from the Vietnamese community in Germany and Taiwan.
The conversations about concepts such as home, identity or family developed into touching miniatures that the audience can experience on a tour of the stage. In contrast to Home Away from Home, Better Life? is performed exclusively by 4 Vietnamese immigrants living in Taiwan.

Better Life? was commissioned for the Iron Rose Festival in Taoyuan. In 2021, Better Life? was nominated from among several hundred proposals for the shortlist of the renowned Taishin Arts Prizes Taiwan, the most highly endowed art prize in Taiwan.

Better Life? has done a great job in showing the individuality of the four performers, giving them space to freely share memories and using a clear design to bring the four stories together into one narrative, a complete work that resonates. A good theatre piece can both touch reality and open the hearts of the audience. Better Life? Is such a piece.
Wei Wan Rong, Taishin Artalks

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