Founded in the summer of 1995, Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group owes its name to the fictional character in Virginia Woolf’s novel A Room of One’s Own, meaning to liberate women’s talents from the oppression of patriarchy. Limiting itself to no specific issues or conventional aesthetics, SWSG takes materials from all arts inspiring to create original theatrical works, which have been brought to participate in many theater festivals in Taiwan as well as overseas for years.

2010, is the year of the 15th anniversary of SWSG’s foundation. Over the years, the members of the group, including directors, actors and crews, have developed healthy cooperation, and each one of them has flourished in different fields. The group has taken its unique and creative path in persuasion of theatrical aesthetics and style, therefore, this year, SWSG will have a series of performances to celebrate its 15th anniversary. In April, the highly celebrated performer Hsu Yen-Ling will release her most recent creation The Tracks On the Beach which is inspired by the novel Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein written by the French writer, Marguerite Duras. In June, the French director, Franck Dimech, will compose specifically for two actresses, Juan Wen-Ping and Chou Jung-Shih, a performance named Jumel. In August, the Taishin Arts Awards Special Jury’s Award winner Wang Jia-Ming will reenact the immensely popular Michael Jackson which debuted in 2005. In October, Baboo, the last year Taishin Arts Awards nominator, will once again cooperate with Hsu Yen-Ling to perform Quartett by the famous German theater director, Heiner Muller.

The Tracks on the Beach / Jumel / Michael Jackson / Quartett von Heiner Müller