Chained by Lust
Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore, December 2016
Director: Lin Jia
Set Designer: Aaron Yap
Lighting Designer: Wang Meng
Produced by Re Qiong Ju Society of Singapore
The plot for Chained by Lust was set in the Three Kingdom era of ancient China. The director wanted the set to evoke the feel of the era cost-efficiently, and the theatre also does not have enough fly bars or side stage spaces big enough for lavish set props. As such, the set was designed with a minimalist and abstract style with some accentuations to bring out the generic essence of the era. An inverse silhouette cutout of a typical Han dynasty architecture landscape became the permanent backdrop, together with the cyclorama being lit with different colours and further decorated with minimal set pieces and three-dimensional modular railings designed according to the looks of Han dynasty art and culture to suggest different scenes and locations.