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Zhui Ning Chang

Director London

Zhui Ning Chang (she/they) is a Malaysian theatre director and producer based in London. She is interested in stories exploring urgent social issues in sharp and innovative ways, particularly under the broad banners of new writing, devising, musical theatre, and mixed media. Zhui Ning's artistic focus is in shifting communities, speculative futures, and speaking across boundaries. She is well-versed in multilingual theatre, intercultural performance, and new writing from underrepresented communities.

Credits

DIRECTING

Tamasha Scratch Night, Tamasha Theatre, 1 day, 2019
Tango by Joel Tan, Yellow Earth Theatre, 1 day, 2019
Bin Juice by Catherine Kolubayev, Flux Theatre, 1 day, 2019
Inside Voices by Nabilah Said, VAULT Festival, 1 week, 2019
Inside Voices by Nabilah Said [excerpt], Arcola Theatre, 1 day, 2018
Strange Fish by Isobel Pilkington, Theatre N16, 1 day, 2018
Wotsits by Joanne Griffiths, Horse & Stables Theatre, 1 day, 2018
Monochrome Society by Valerie Isaiah Sadoh, White Bear Theatre, 1 day, 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTING

Fix by Julie Tsang, Pleasance Theatre, 3 weeks, 2020

WORKSHOP FACILITATION

Flux Theatre, monthly, 2019

PRODUCING

Are We There Yet?, Global Origins Theatre at CLF Art Cafe, 2 days, 2019
Multiple Events, Global Voices Theatre, 2018-Present

ASSISTANT PRODUCING

Summer Rolls, Park Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, 4 weeks, 2019
2018 season (6 productions across 4 venues), Iris Theatre, 6 months, 2018

Training

TRAINING

MA Text and Performance, Birkbeck College and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Director's Club, Director's Cut Theatre
Directing: Improvers, City Lit
Yellow Earth Academy, Yellow Earth Theatre
Musical Theatre, City Academy

WORKSHOPS

Directing workshop with Roy Alexander Weise
Directing workshops with David Jiang and Jude Christian
Intro to Opera Directing, Young Vic and Royal Opera House
Directing workshop with Adam Lenson

SHADOWING/OBSERVATIONS

The Importance of Being Earnest dir. Simon Paris
My Dad's Gap Year dir. Rikki Beadle-Blair
Forgotten dir. Kim Pearce

Experience

1-2 years

Skills

Creative Inclusion Aesthetic
Devising
Dramaturgy
Languages
Music - Can Read
Music - Plays Instruments
Physical Theatre
Teaching

Additional Languages

Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese

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