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2024 TAF: Baan Cult, Muang Cult 主要圖片

2024 TAF: Baan Cult, Muang Cult

2024-08-24 - 2024-08-25

5.27 (Mon.) 12:00 TPAC Member pre-sale
6.3 (Mon.) 12:00 Tickets can be purchased


Baan Cult, Muang Cult infiltrates the psyche of an entire society through the back door - MOUVEMENT

As annoying as it is. Boredom as a weapon against a stuffy state system - PZAZZ

One room becomes two. One is inhabited by two females, the other by two men, with a singular sound from the radio floating above them, distributing propaganda, melodramas, and advertisements that connect and penetrate the spaces. Exhibiting seemingly mundane, quotidian dialogues and actions on stage, Baan Cult, Muang Cult scrutinizes the omnipresent zeitgeist and taboos of contemporary Thai society.

First created in 2013 by director Wichaya Artamat, this work has secured his place on the Thai theatre map ever since. From This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May) to Four Days in September (The Missing Comrade), he kept tackling the sociopolitical status of his home country, delicately, ambiguously yet profoundly. With the revised text by Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke and Pathipon Adsavamahapong, Artamat sees the piece as an exploration of then and current Thailand’s social structure as a cult, which is upheld by three unchallengeable pillars even today: the nation, the religion, and the king. The title implies how the power of “imagined community” is dispersed throughout the land/country (Muang) as well as houses/homes (Baan).

Ever since its premiere over a decade ago, this work has witnessed waves of political turmoil in Thailand. Wherever political expressions are suppressed, life itself becomes political. Baan Cult, Muang Cult continues to point out the elephant in the room(s) as the wall becomes thinner, even transparent, making the unfinished business more intricate and slippery to deal with.

Wichaya Artamat, Thailand

Wichaya Artamat is a founding member of For What Theatre. He studied film in undergrad and was captivated by performances, starting work in theatre as a project coordinator for Bangkok Theatre Festival 2008. He joined the New Theatre Society in 2009, during which he grew to become a director recognised for various experimental forms and unconventional theatrical approaches. Wichaya is especially interested in exploring how society remembers and unremembers its history through certain calendar days. He co-founded For What Theatre in 2011 and is also a member of Sudvisai Club and Collective Thai Scripts. Since 2019, his works have been co-produced by, and toured in, many international festivals, including Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Wiener Festwochen, and Festival d’Automne à Paris. 

2024台北藝術節/曼谷公寓/Director - Wichaya Artamat Cr.Bea Borgers

For What Theatre

Founded and consisting of 3 members: Wichaya Artamat, Sasapin Siriwanij, and Ben Busarakhamwong, For What Theatre serves as a ‘playground’ for these three artists to experiment outside their own main practices. For What Theatre has produced plays, puppet theatre, installation, multidisciplinary performance, dance, and performance art, oftentimes posing questions or poking at problematic political issues in Thailand.

Concept and direction: Wichaya Artamat
Text: Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, Pathipon Adsavamahapong
Cast: Parnrut Kritchanchai, Dujdao Vadhanapakorn, Sarut Komalittipong, Surat Kaewseekram
Radio essay: Wichaya Artamat 
Technical direction and scenography: Pornpan Areeyaveerasid, Rueangrith Suntisuk
Costume design: Nicha Buranasamrit
Stage management and surtitle operation: Pathipon Adsavamahapong 
Production and tour management: Sasapin Siriwanij, Thongchai Pimapunsri
Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts

Ticket Benefits

Member Pre-sale

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2024.5.27(Mon.)12:00──6.3(Mon)11:59 Member pre-sale
TPAC member ──Addict Player 25% off, get 1 50% off coupon for every 3 tickets.
TPAC member ──Trooper Player: Single ticket 15% off, 4 or more tickets 20% off, 10 or more tickets 25% off

2024.6.3 (Mon.)Official launch of sales
Member offers:
TPAC member──Addict Player 15% off, get 1 50% off coupon for every 3 tickets.
TPAC member──Trooper Player Single ticket 15% off, 4 or more tickets 25% off, 10 or more tickets 30% off
TPAC member──Rookie Player 10% off

Register as a free member on the official website before 2024.6.3(Mon.) 12:00 to get 18% off.
Register as a free member of the TPAC official website before 6.3(Mon.) 12:00 to receive 2 coupons for 18% off on programs hosted by TPAC during the 2024 TAF. (The coupon can only be used from 6.3(Mon.) 12:00 and cannot be combined with other discounts)

Register for free on the TPAC official website to enjoy ticket purchasing discounts.

Ticket Packages

2024.6.3 (Mon.) from 12:00
Time Ticket Package: You can enjoy a 15% discount on tickets priced above NT$600 (inclusive) from any three programs, and receive a scented candle of "The Artist's Time Whispers", limited to 250 candles.

Other Discounts

2024.6.3 (Mon.) 12:00 ──7.1 (Mon.) 11:59
Early Bird Discount: Anyone who purchases any TAF ticket worth NT$1,100 (inclusive) or above can enjoy a 18% discount. 

【 Cross-industry Benefits 】
Eslite Members: 8% off ticket purchase.
Cardholders of Taishin Bank, E. Sun Bank, and Taipei Fubon Bank: 8% off ticket purchase.

【 Group Ticket Discounts 】
20 or more tickets in a single order: 20% off.
50 or more tickets in a single order: 25% off.
100 or more tickets in a single order: 30% off.

【 Other Discounts 】
Disabled individuals and their necessary companions (limited to 1 person) enjoy 50% off (please present disability certificate at entry).
Senior citizens aged 65 and above enjoy 50% off (please present valid identification at entry).

※ The organizer reserves the right to change the program and interpret discounts
Anyone who purchases TAF tickets can redeem a copy of the "2024 Taipei Arts Festival Hardcover Booklet" at the TPAC service desk after 7/30 (Mon.). The number is limited to 300 copies, while stocks last.