On Empty Theatre: A New Film by 30 Hong Kong Theatre Artists During Covid-19

A new film project by Edward Lam and Freespace reflects on empty auditoriums––a common occurrence since the Covid-19 pandemic put the brakes on the local performing arts industry In response to Covid-19’s hard hitting impact on the local performing arts industry, 30 Hong Kong-based actors come together in An Invitation: On Empty Theatre, an online film project to explore one question: how does it feel to perform in an empty theatre? Back in March, local actress Rebecca Yip Lai-ka gifted Edward Lam––the Hong Kong playwright and director and founder of Edward Lam Dance Theatre––with a portrait as a late birthday present. “The meaning surrounds a story long time ago, when a girl drew a portrait