I am a Taiwanese-Canadian, a theatre maker, and I acknowledge my status as a settler on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories belonging to the Qayqayt, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Skxwú7mesh), Tsleil-Waututh(səl̓ilwətaɁɬ) Nation; on whose lands I am privileged to work, live, and play.
I have recently wrapped up my studies as a student at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts, located in the Woodward building at the intersection of Vancouver Gastown and “Canada’s poorest large urban postal code” (source).
I strive to create interdisciplinary works that integrate media with narrative. My works are immersive, accessible, and with a sense of play. I want to provide experiences that are, first and foremost, entertaining; while also acknowledging and commenting on issues that are present in our society. The works I create would upset the status quo and question our assumptions. I produce experiences that make people laugh and think, that make you leave feeling entertained and inspired. While my work should be bold, the creation process and space must be safe for all involved to contribute without prejudice. I tell story to give voices to those who don’t feel heard.
As a theatre artist, I’m interested in works that break through the barrier of architecture to become more accessible and immersive for a wider audience. I want to suspend the fourth wall to interrogate the line between fiction and reality for the theatre audience.