2012 secret behind the mask


Social Enterprise Salad (Founder & CEO: Park Kyong Ju) has produced one multicultural creative musical series (Concept: Park Kyong Ju) every year that introduces Asian culture since 2011 with production support from the Shinhan Bank Social Contribution Fund. The Asian cultures introduced through the Asian musical series so far are Nepal, China, the Philippines, Mongolia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, and Myanmar. Over the past seven years, these works have visited national and public institutions across the country, met more than 100,000 audiences, and communicated with Korean society to respect each other’s culture and understand differences in a multicultural society in an era of 2 million immigrants. Salad is made up of various ethnicities and nationalities. For eight years, the playwright Park Kyong Ju and music composer Gil Hizon accepted each other’s roles and personal backgrounds while negotiating and collaborating to perfect Salad’s own way of expressing multiculturalism.

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Production: Salad

Production Sponsor: Shinhan Bank

Production year: 2012

Length: 50 minutes

First performance: November 29, 2012 Seoul Munrae Youth Training Center Auditorium

Playwright/Director/Lyricist: Park Kyong Ju

Music Composer: Gil Hizon

Music Director: Yukie Sato

Assistant Director: Lorna De Matteo

Coordinator: He Tara Uwe

Choreography/acting guidance: Kim Hong-soo

Special Appearance/Martial Arts Instructor: A Qin (change mask artist)

Stage art and props: Kyunghee Lim

Public Relations: Hyungjoo Park

Starring: Kelp Prup, Garam Kim, Incheol Kim, Byungseon Yoo, Soonhee Kim, Yukie Sato, Arion Jargal, etc.

A stage imitating the Chinese Peking Opera form is reenacted. Borrowing the form of Peking Opera, the stage will be as simple as possible and the space will be explained through the use of stage props. In order to increase the enjoyment of the audience, unique Chinese culture such as mask changing and martial arts were also added to the musical.

In terms of plot, it is a happy ending story in which the main character goes out to earn money on behalf of his sick father and reunites with his long-lost mother. Through this, it was intended to restore the image of Chinese immigrant women who had been despised by society under the title of ‘runaway woman’.

Copyright of all images Ⓒ Park Kyong Ju

제작: 샐러드

제작 후원: 신한은행

제작년도: 2012

길이: 50분초연: 2012년 11월 29일 서울시립문래청소년수련관 강당

극작/연출/작사: 박경주

작곡: 길 하이존

음악감독: 사토 유키에

조연출: 로나 드 마테오

코디네이터: 허 타라 우웨

안무/연기지도: 김홍수

특별출연/무술지도: 아친(A Qin 체인지마스크예술가)

무대미술 및 소품: 임경희

홍보: 박형주

출연: 다시마 프릅, 김가람, 김인철, 유병선, 김순희, 사토유키에, 아리온자르갈 외

작품 설명

중국 경극 형식을 되도록 무대에 재연한다. 음악은 녹음되지 않고 무대에서 악사들에 의해 연주된다. 북경 경극 형식을 빌려 무대는 되도록 간소하고 무대 소품의 활용을 통해 공간을 설명할 것이다. 중국 명절 중 가장 큰 축제인 신정을 줄거리의 중심에 넣어 중국 춤과 노래, 음식문화를 화려하게 보여준다. 관객의 즐거움을 더하기 위해 마스크 체인지, 무술과 같은 중국 특유의 문화도 뮤지컬 안에 추가했다. 줄거리 상으로는 주인공이 한국으로 국제결혼하여 입국했다가 아픈 아버지를 대신해 돈을 벌러 나간 후 오랫동안 연락이 끊긴 엄마를 찾는 해피 앤딩 스토리를 통해 그동안 ‘가출 여성’이라는 타이틀로 사회로부터 멸시 받았던 중국 이주여성의 이미지 회복을 도모하고자 했다.