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Act I Scene I

Taipei (Taiwan)

Si Fang High School of Commerce and Industry


Location: capital city of Taipei

Population: 2500 staff and students together with a male to female ratio of 4:1.

Student Demographics:

  • 2009 drama class had 43 students (27 boys and 16 girls)
  • 2010 drama class had 39 students (24 boys and 15 girls)
  • known to serve socio-economically disadvantaged families
  • Average commute is one hour

Teachers & Researchers:

  • Dr. Yu-hsuan Lin, Dr. Su Chien-ling, independent artist Betsy Lan and research student Hui-wen Lo
  • 11 2 hour classes with the students doing physical theatre activities, games of concentration and community building exercises
  • Field trip to see Betsy Lan in, called in translation, “The One Who Boiled the Sea”

What's Unique:

  • Founded in 1917, offers both mixed and vocational streams
  • school is highly disciplined, has the reputation of low academic performance
  • eight classes a day between 8:10 am and 4:50 pm Monday-Friday and each class is 50 minutes long.


Project Developments

  • Students watched a performance of "The Doors" devised by the students at Middleview in Toronto and engaged in visual art responses to the performance they watched on video.
  • Students completed our on-line and reflective surveys at the end of the workshops


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