Written by Chinese young playwright Xuanyi Hu; exploring the change of family relationship when technology is always standing between us; produced by INSIDE-OUT THEATER.
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A nanny lives alone, her husband died years ago, her children all lives somewhere else. As a way of communication, a webcam is installed in her room by her children. This artificial eye is an everlasting substitute to her children’s accompany. Through this eye, they could talk to her whenever they want, they could also check on her physical or mental conditions if they like. As she is aware of her children not really being here, gradually the nanny adopted a performing skill before the camera.
But loneliness is still the elephant in the room, she could feel it at every corner of her house. With just a camera invaded, this place that she devoted all her life to feel more like a prison than to a home. She now remembered that her husband’s death was also a consequence of trying to escape from this prison of home, this time it’s her turn to break the wall…or a camera.