Chinese dramatists battle censors’ push for ‘red’ theatre

An actress playing US espionage whistleblower Edward Snowden imitates a gun with her hand, aims it at a security camera, and fires – not exactly the sort of stage content that’s green-lighted in China’s surveillance state. But artists like the scene’s writer-director Wang Chong operate in what might be considered China’s version of “off-off-Broadway”, small, often impromptu, […]