Amy is a London based Hong Kong-Chinese playwright and a graduate of both Yale and Oxford universities. Her most recent play UNDER THE UMBRELLA premiered at the Belgrade Theatre in March 2019, before a short UK tour (Belgrade, Yellow Earth, Tamasha) and her previous piece ACCEPTANCE premiered at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in March 2018, directed by Anna Ledwich. In 2017 she was named on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist with whom she is developing her first original TV project. Her earlier play SHANGRI-LA premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2016 and she has previously had her work performed at the Soho Theatre, Arcola, St James Theatre and the Bread & Roses Theatre, amongst others. She is currently under commission at the RSC, Iceandfire and Yellow Earth with whom she is developing her play THATCHER IN CHINA. Her first radio play TIGER GIRLS aired on BBC Radio4 in 2018. For the screen she is adapting ACCEPTANCE as a feature and previously she wrote a short film, PRELUDE TO A FEAST, which won the Oxford University Film Foundation’s Screenplay Award. She is a published historian, fluent in English, German and Chinese and regularly translates contemporary Chinese plays into English.
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