The Red Room invites you to the
15th Aside@the Red Room, on April 29, 2017, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
時間: 2016年10月29日 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Our theme for this Aside is
Nightmare challenges…the theme of this Aside. Have you ever noticed that the best success stories often begin with failure? Why do those embarrassing flops, setbacks or radical changes of direction seem like “required” first steps on the road to fame and fortune?
“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” ~ Jack Ma
Stephen King’s first horror story “Carrie” was rejected 30 times and thrown in the trash before becoming the prelude of hundreds of successful published books.
Ang Lee failed Taiwan’s college entrance exams – twice. He tried to go to acting school, but they said his English wasn’t good enough. Unemployed for 6 years living off of his wife’s salary, he had a bank balance of $26 at the birth of their second child
Thomas Edison was told he was “too stupid to learn anything” and it was only after 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing a light bulb that he finally succeeded.
Jack Ma failed his exit exams several times in elementary & middle school; failed college entrance exams 3 times; applied at Harvard 10 times and was rejected every time. Out of 24 people who applied for KFC when they entered China, he was the only one rejected. Out of 5 people who applied for a job at the police force, he was the only one rejected. His first 2 business ventures failed and then came Alibaba …zero revenue for the first 3 years.
Come join Red Room on Saturday, April 29, 2017 as three of Taiwan’s own share their horror stories of personal and/or business challenges. Listen to how they handled and overcame multiple obstacles to be where they are today. Be inspired if you happen to be facing insurmountable challenges in your life.
“I’ve had dreams and I’ve had nightmares. I conquered the nightmares because of my dreams”. ~ Jonas Salk
Introduction by Ping Chu.
Hosts: Sharon Landon and Manav Mehta.
李安大學入學考沒過 – 兩次。他試圖申請演藝學校，但因為英語能力不佳而被拒絕。他一度曾經失業6年靠老婆的薪水過活，而生下第二個孩子時銀行帳戶裡只有美金$26。
榮忠豪 Stephen Rong // Performance Artist
Faye Angevine // animal rights activist, purveyor of fine antiques
吳彥杰 Jet Wu // Producer / Animator
Venue : Red Room International Village (台北市大安區建國南路一段177號[濟南路與建國南路交叉口] | No. 177, Sec.1, Jianguo S. Rd [Intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd.])
Time : 6:30 pm-10:30 pm April 29, 2017
Reservations Required 須預先登記
第一方式 Accupass 網上購票 ： 早鳥票＄500 (包含兩杯飲料）
Option 1 Accupass Online Purchase: Early Bird $500 (Inclusive of 2 drinks)
第二方式 現場購票 ＄600 （包含兩杯飲料）
Option 2 @ the Door $600 (Inclusive of 2 drinks)
Floor seating so please dress comfortably
Light refreshments will be provided.
Aside derives its name from the theatrical term of “taking an aside,” where characters break the fourth wall to address the audience directly with their insight, secret aspirations, and original perspectives. The presenters at Aside are individuals who have found inspiration in their craft and in turn have shared their inspiration with us. They utilize their discipline to communicate with creativity and breach the gap between artist and audience.
「旁白在紅房」得名於 “taking an aside” 之戲劇術語，表示表演者為了以較直接的方式表達他們的真知灼見和獨特的觀點而打破隔離觀眾與舞台的隱形屏障。本活動的表演者靠著精湛的技藝取得靈感，進而與我們分享他們的成果。他們並利用紀律與創造力來銜接藝術家與觀眾之間的差距。
How to find us:
Taiwan Air Force Base (TAF) 空軍總部 「圖書館」LIBRARY
No. 177, Sec. 1, Jianguo S. Rd (Intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd.)
Our entrance is located on the intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd. (TAF side entrance). After passing the gate, keep marching forward and you will see a white building to your left called Library. Make your way to the second floor via the outer staircase on the side.
Travel by MRT［Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station Exit 6］Walk straight along XinSheng S. Road, then turn left on Jinan Road Sec.2, continue down and you’ll spot the entrance!