Director Rao Xiaozhi talks about the establishment of the Xiaonian Youth Troupe: What do you want to do for the drama
China News Service, July 29th. On the 28th, the Xiaonian Youth Opera Troupe initiated by young director Rao Xiaozhi held a press conference on the theme of “Hippie Smiles in Drama” in Beijing. At the scene, the Xiaonian Youth Troupe announced its contracted directors and a batch of new repertoire works for the first time, and officially launched the “Question Plan” aimed at attracting outstanding drama creators.
Rao Xiaozhi has become a mature film director, but he has never been far away from drama as a theatre director.
Speaking of the original intention of being the Xiaonian Youth Troupe, Rao Xiaozhi said frankly: “I always have such a feeling in my heart. It is not that drama needs us, but we need drama.”
Established The Xiaonian Youth Troupe, on the one hand, stems from Rao Xiaozhi’s love for drama, “I like drama, just like every dramatist in the rehearsal arena, on the tour, and in the auditorium. Because of my love, I always want to do something for drama. So I founded the Xiaonian Youth Theatre.”
On the other hand, since he had received help from Meng Jinghui and others when he was doing drama in his early stage, he also wanted to gather young dramatists to do things related to drama. Speaking of the future expectations of the troupe, Rao Xiaozhi said, “Although we don’t know where we can go, where we can go, there are thousands of changes, there is only one way-to keep asking.”
At the press conference, the Xiaonian Youth Troupe also officially launched the “Questioning Plan”, aiming to attract more outstanding directors, screenwriters, actors, and behind-the-scenes staff who are willing to devote themselves to the drama industry. On the same day, the directors of the Xiaonian Youth Troupe Li Zongxi, Wang Zichuan, Zhang Kang, Hui Xiaoli, Shao Sifan, Chen Feili, Bai Shangwu, He Qijie, Zhou Guanyu, Wang Yimeng, and the director of literature Lei Zhilong made their first collective appearances.
Wang Ruipu, Chief Producer of the Troupe Announced the excellent repertoire of the troupe. Covering diversified themes such as comedy, women, love, absurdity, reality, suspense, and travel, each has a very personal style of director.
In addition, the Xiaonian Youth Troupe has many works ready to be released. Including the adaptation of the comedy “Meeting Father Again” directed by Li Zongxi’s stage play of the same name, the fantasy comedy “Happy Childhood” directed by Wang Zichuan, the suspenseful and absurd comedy “Resurrection Game” directed by Zhang Kang, the original science fiction directed by Hui Xiaoli and the screenwriter Love musical “Update Reminder”, the immersive interactive comedy “Bobber Show” directed by Chen Feili, the contemporary experimental theater “She’s Seen the Most Beautiful Look in Heaven” directed by Bai Shangwu, the experimental drama “Pineapple” directed by He Qijie and screenwriter pioneer The other shore of the Black Sea is a forest of white rice and fish.” Zhou Guanyu’s black comedy “Elysium Disco”. It is reported that these works will also meet with the audience one after another.