From philosophy to theater and back
Taipei Arts Festival artistic director Keng Yi-wei says Taipei’s performance art scene should avoid creating a theater environment similar to Broadway and the West End
By Ian Bartholomew / Staff Reporter / TAIPEI TIMES
This year, Keng Yi-wei (耿一偉) enters his second of a three-year assignment as the artistic director of the Taipei Arts Festival (台北藝術節, TAF). A part-time assistant professor at the Department of Theater Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts (國立台北藝術大學), Keng has spent many years traveling the world watching theater, and has engaged in a wide range of theatrical forms, from children’s theater, through experimental theater to theater for the disabled. In a telephone interview with the Taipei Times, Keng spoke about his new role as an arts festival administrator.