In this sharing session, drama educator Onnie Chan On-yin speaks on the approaches and findings of her fellowship project “Fun Time for Single-parent Families”. Onnie gives us insight into her project and experience of conducting storytelling workshops based on interviews with single parents, social workers and experts in childhood development.
The West Kowloon Young Fellows Scheme (Performing Arts) supports the development of original initiatives that promote audience building and community engagement. As a 2020 awardee, Onnie developed an interactive storytelling toolkit with theatre elements to facilitate parent-child communication and strengthen family bonding.
The sharing session will be conducted online through Microsoft Teams. Registered participants will receive a streaming link for the session with their confirmation email.
20 February 2021 (Saturday)
Onnie Chan On-yin
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About the Speaker:
Drama educator Onnie Chan On-yin is the founder and artistic director of Banana Effect, a Hong Kong theatre group specialising in immersive game theatre productions for audiences of all ages. In 2015, she led the establishment of BE KIDS, a branch of Banana Effect focused on interactive puppet performances.
Onnie graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting. After working as a full-time actor at the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre from 2009 to 2011, she moved to London to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2017, Onnie was awarded a Yale-China Arts Fellowship by the Yale-China Association and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office to develop the immersive theatre project Never Stand Still.
Committed to drama education, Onnie has provided training for the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and the Hong Kong Chinese Culture Development Association, and worked with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation to host storytelling and drama workshops for teenagers, parents and teachers. She has also conducted workshops and seminars for The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Design Institute.