“I am very grateful to Yellow Earth for seed-commissioning my play on Thatcher in China, for the luxury of time (2 years development) and an experienced dramaturg, Caroline Jester, to give dramatic form to such a complex and ambitious subject. As an East Asian artist in Britain, it is imperative to have a theatrical community which understands why East Asian themes matter.”
Playwright and historian Amy Ng was born in Australia, grew up in Hong Kong, and was educated at Yale University and at Balliol College, Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Amy is an alumni of the Royal Court Theatre’s Critical Mass writers’ programme and the BBC Writersroom, and has just been named on the BBC 2017 New Talent Hotlist. Her play Shangri-La, a satire, was developed at the Tricycle Theatre and premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2016. Arts Council England supported Acceptance received a sold-out staged reading in 2015 at the Finborough Theatre. Her short plays have been performed at the Soho Theatre, St. James Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Richmix. She has also received a pilot commission from BBC Radio 3 for a monologue on Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.