Nocturne in 1200 Seconds


About the Production

Nocturne in 1200 Seconds was created for the Journey to the East Festival in Hong Kong. The Festival invited 12 Chinese diasporic artists: filmmakers, visual artists, playwrights, directors and choreographers to create 15 minute long works with the restriction that they were to use only two actors and the same table and two chairs in each work. Nocturne in 1200 Seconds consisted of a series of seemingly unrelated monologues alternating between two enigmatic "figures" on stage. The script was created from found texts slightly altered and directly examines the dark side of human nature.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong

Sound Design

Brian Hallas


Roger Babb and Christopher Caines

Performance History


Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong (January 1998)

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