「…首先，他們都是年輕人，而我花了許多時間才變的年輕，現在我視自己是年輕的，並爲此而感到驕傲，我為我的年輕而感到驕傲，我只希望今晚坐在下面的你們都不在這裡，而我可以看到各種頭髮茂密的面孔 ─ 諸如此類代表年輕的事物。。」
First of all because they're all young and it's took me a long time to get young and now I consider myself young. And I'm proud of it. I'm proud that I'm young. And I only wish that all you people who are sitting out here today or tonight weren't here and I could see all kinds of faces with hair on their head - and everything like that, everything leading to youngness....
There's no black and white, left and right to me anymore; there's only up and down and down is very close to the ground. And I'm trying to go up without thinking about anything trivial such as politics. They have got nothing to do with it. I'm thinking about the general people and when they get hurt.
~Transcript Of Bob Dylan`s Remarks At The Bill Of Rights Dinner at the Americana Hotel on 12/13/63
Against-Again Troupe was founded in 2002 by a group of younger generation theatre workers in Taiwan, and have been producing works in the form of theatre, musical performance, showcases, and small-scale theatre festivals. We see the theatre as a means of establishing a sense of community, a place where individuals and groups can share their ideas, and changes can be brought about. The creative works of Against-Again are often based on social observations of our individual artists, and are staged in a variety of forms including elements of site-specific theatre, musical drama, and performance poetry. Through the accumulated multi-faceted public consciousness in our art, we attempt to examine the condition of contemporary young people in our age of globalization, in regards to class, gender, identity and survival.
We believe that , from curtain to curtain, lights to lights out, theatre is an ephemeral art. And as such, it is always young, refusing to grow up—a child forever. “Refusing” is not the opposite of “accepting;” it is a way for every person to find a stand in society, and an attitude we choose to fulfill our individual freedom and responsibility in life.