Speaker - Candace Chong

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Candace Chong is a recipient of the Best Artist Award (Drama) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and the winner of four Hong Kong Drama Awards (Best Script) for Alive in the Mortuary (2003), Shall We Go to Mars (2004), The French Kiss (2006) and Murder in San Jose (2009). Her plays have been translated and presented in Seoul, Tokyo, Macao, Singapore, and Shanghai. Her first commission as librettist, for the opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen, was selected as part of New York City Opera’s VOX: Contemporary American Opera Lab in May and will receive its world premiere this fall in Beijing and Hong Kong. In 2004, Ms. Chong was selected as an Asian Cultural Council Fellow and spent a year in the United States. She is a prolific translator of stage work, and her translations include Titus Andronicus, Betrayal and The Shape of Things, among many others. Most recently, Ms. Chong collaborated with David Henry Hwang to provide Mandarin Chinese translations for his play Chinglish, and Ms. Chong’s play, Wild Boar, premiered at the 2012 Hong Kong Arts Festival.

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Famous Playwrights of the Chinese World

03.11.13 | 01:09:16 min | 0 comments