The leading actor Lin, Zheng-Xing, who was born in 1970, had been an apprentice of his father since childhood. Nurturing by his father, Lin, Zheng-
Xing has the ability to flexibly manipulate the puppets and a unique
interpretation of the Taiwanese poetry. At the age of 12, he began to play
puppets after class at school field. Moreover, he was able to dub live for the
show when he was 17.
After accumulating lots of performance experience, observations, and
collecting responses from the audience, Lin, Zheng-Xing believes that the
script should be free from the traditional framework, making a balance with
the modern elements. Therefore, the performances retain the tradition of the puppet show, while the plots get rid of the inflexible ending of the historical novel.
In recent years, Lin, Zheng-Xing took over the Sheng Ping Puppet Troupe.
With the philosophy of “Based on tradition, Embracing the innovation” he
works hard to preserve the traditional puppet art, activating and promoting
innovative technologies, and raise the public awareness of folk art.