A world-class director and renowned theatre educator, Tang Shu-wing was formerly Dean of the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has directed over 50 works and has been described in the media as “one of the most talented theatre directors of Hong Kong”. Tang studied Theatre Studies at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. He was strongly influenced by physical theatre, dance and visual arts, and used to travel to India for spiritual formation. His works contain both traditional and contemporary features, and productions like Titus Andronicus 2.0, Detention, Thunderstorm and The Tragedy of Macbeth have all been performed at international arts festivals. A three-time Best Director at the Hong Kong Drama Awards, Tang has been made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and has also received an Honorary Fellowship from the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Ben Yuen was born in Hong Kong, and became a full-time professional theatre actor with the Chung Ying Theatre Company in 1988. He also took on the roles of playwright and director in many productions. In 2011, he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drama from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has participated in more than a hundred drama performances, including Freshly Frozen School, Les Misérables, Alive in the Mortuary, Macbeth and the musical First Date. He was nominated for Best Actor for Leaving to Stay at the 1st Chinese Short Film Media Awards, and for Suk Suk at the 56th Golden Horse Awards. He won Best Actor (Feature Film) for Head-To-Tail at the 2nd Hong Kong Film Art International Film Festival, and Best Supporting Actor for Tracey at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards and the 55th Golden Horse Awards.
Emily is a full-time actress. She graduated in 1990 from the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she was awarded the Jockey Club Scholarship and the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship. After joining Television Broadcasts Limited, she starred in many TV dramas, including The Legend of the Condor Heroes, Xiaoli Feidao, Sword Stained with Royal Blood, Food of Love and A Measure of Love. She was also cast in the movies The Untold Story, Dr. Lamb, Victim, The Case of the Cold Fish and Love in the River. On stage, she appeared in Love in a Fallen City, Wild Boar, The Memory of Water and Our Journal of Springtime – The Musical. She also won Best Actress at the 28th Hong Kong Drama Awards for her role in The Memory of Water. Emily is a Cantonese opera lover, and was taught by Law Ka-ying and Lee Bo-ying.
Set and Costume Designer
Ricky Chan graduated with an honours degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1996, majoring in Set and Costume Design. He is currently a full-time senior lecturer at the APA’s Theatre Design Department, and was Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers from 2008 to 2012. He has designed for over 100 critically acclaimed productions, and his design for Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s Dr. Faustus won him his third Best Set Design Award at the 2011 Hong Kong Drama Awards. Ricky has been active in theatre arts after graduation, and has also made a remarkable effort in arts education. His numerous specialities have nourished his insistent attitude towards life. In 2009, he gained a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He hopes that, through education, his passion for the pursuit of design and arts will reach a new level.
Billy graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Theatre Lighting Design. In 2017, he won Best Stage Art Lighting Design at the Shanghai Jing’an Modern Drama Valley One Drama Awards for his work Edward Lam Dance Theatre’s What is Sex?. In 2019, he won the award for Outstanding Lighting Design at the Hong Kong Dance Awards for the Hong Kong Dance Company’s Waiting Heart. He also won Best Lighting Design for Chung Ying Theatre’s production of Rashomon, an award he also received for Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s Secret of Resurrection in 2008. Billy’s recent works include the Hong Kong Arts Festival music theatre and chamber opera double bill Journey to the West Rewind / Women Like Us; The Originals – Hong Kong Musicals in Concert; Yat Po Singers’ Love, Death, and Everything In-between; Shanghai Ran Space’s original musical Into the White Night; and Hong Kong Ballet’s The Great Gatsby.
Music Coordinator and Sound Designer
Anthony is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he started teaching in 2004. In 2003, he won Best Sound Design in the 12th Hong Kong Drama Awards, and in 2017, he won Outstanding Sound Design in the 19th Hong Kong Dance Awards. Since 2008, he has been an advisor to Soundpocket, a sound-art organization, and in 2010, his company was appointed as Sound Consultant for Dolby Laboratories. Recently, Anthony has worked for the Chung Ying Theatre Company and City Contemporary Dance Company on Pride and Prejudice and Re-Mark, respectively. He has also worked on Wenguang Explores the Valley by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, as well as a number of productions for the Hong Kong Dance Company, including Chinese Hero: A Lone Exile; Theatre Horizon, including Luting: Goodbye History, Hello Future; Prospects Theatre, including Brandon & Louise; and Hong Kong Theatre Works, including The Young Hero.