SameStuff Theatre is a non-political, non-religious and non-government theatre group based in Hanoi. The group was formed by Phan Y Ly in November 2005. She just finished her MA in Theatre and Media for Development. For one year, the other 6 members were also trained in physical, improvisational and interactive theatre by actors and directors from the UK.
Devising and performing theatrical work through integration of different performing art techniques such as body movement, puppets, shadow, masks.., our work focuses on social issues, mostly those of young people. We look at issues that people are reluctant to touch on and hope to act as a reflector and stimulator to encourage discussion, sharing and learning among people. SameStuff Theatre is also a place for young artists to explore and experiment different performing art techniques while addressing social issues.
Below are some images recorded during our production "Life", improvised in a real market location.