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Jingan Young

JINGAN YOUNG

  

Nationality:    Hong Kong
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Literary Agent:    Dalzell & Beresford Ltd  represented by Kara Fitzpatrick

Jingan Young is a Hong Kong born award-winning playwright, journalist, editor and academic based in London. † She holds a BA in English with Film Studies from Kings College London and a Master of Studies in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford. She is in the final stages of her PhD in Film Studies at Kings College London pending the viva examination.† † Jingan trained at the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme, Soho Theatre Writers Lab and Hampstead Theatres Heat & Light where she was mentored by James Graham. In 2014, she was the first playwright commissioned and produced in the English language by the Hong Kong Arts Festival for FILTH (Failed in London, Try Hong Kong). The play was produced during the 42nd HK Arts Festival and is available from Columbia University Press. † She was acknowledged for her screenwriting by the BBC and Idris Elba on the New Talent Hotlist 2017. She has several television projects in development and was shortlisted for the BBCs Felix Dexter Bursary for BAME comedy screenwriters and was a member of BBCs invitation-only London Voices writing group. In both 2018 and 2019 she was shortlisted for the Adopt a Playwright Award from Off West End. She is a recipient of the Peggy Ramsay Foundation Grant and the inaugural Michael Grandage Company Futures Grant † She is curator and editor of †Foreign Goods: A Selection of Writing from British East Asian Artists, published by Oberon Books. It includes her own play Im Just Here to Buy Soy Sauce and a foreword by David Henry Hwang. It is the first British East Asian collection published in the UK. She has contributed chapters to several books on theatre and is contributing to several books on London in film. In addition, she regularly contributes articles which discuss the arts, China, and Hong Kong to the South China Morning Post, Guardian, Exeunt Magazine, The London Review of Books, Spiked and Hong Kong Free Press. † She is founder and artistic director of POKFULAM RD PRODUCTIONS ????© and for over five years produced new writing from East Asian writers in the UK and China at Theatre503. She runs monthly writing workshops for students at various London universities and drama school.†

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        Filth: Failed in London, Try Hong Kong         I'm Just Here To Buy Soy Sauce


Filth: Failed in London, Try Hong Kong

Filth: Failed in London, Try Hong Kong
What do a Eurasian Editor, English banker, inebriate philosopher, and spliff-smoking Australian have in common? They're all expats...and they're all in denial. July 1, 2007, a decade after the 1997 Handover and with China's presence all-pervasive, how will the expatriates from Hong Kong's colonial past fit into the picture? When Joe Losey abruptly abandons his wife, maid, chauffeur, and currently under-renovation penthouse apartment he never figured his Eurasian social-climbing wife Rebecca would commit the ultimate betrayal. When he returns a few months later, sparks fly, truths are uncovered, friendships are torn apart, a child is lost, trust is gained and love is relearned. A universal story about family, love and betrayal in the ever-changing political landscape of Hong Kong.Written by Hong Kong born Jingan MacPherson Young, FILTH is the first English play commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

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1st Produced:
42nd HK Arts Festival†     2014

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1st Published:
East Slope Publishing Ltd. (Muse, Hong Kong) (5 May 2015)   

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I'm Just Here To Buy Soy Sauce

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It is estimated that by 2025, China will have invested £105 billion+ in British infrastructure, primarily in energy, transport and property (Financial Times, October 2014). In October 2013 Chancellor George Osborne relaxed UK visa rules making it possible for any number of Chinese citizens to visit (and invest in) the UK. When London real estate agents Cassandra Wu and newbie Freddie Reynolds attempt to sell off their firm's biggest property, little do they know it would involve rather "uncouth" methods (some too humiliating to admit). When their mysterious billionaire mainland Chinese buyer Sir Alfred fails to materialise, a stranger appears and has a life-changing effect on the future of Cassandra and Freddie - for better or for worse. The play asks: are the Chinese solely to blame for the UK housing crisis? Who will gain and who will lose in this dangerous real estate monopoly?

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Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.

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Pokfulam Rd Productions

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