Meet the Artist: Candace Chong & Olivia Yan
3 Feb
“Meet the Artists” allows the arts ambassadors to chat with different local artists face to face, to appreciate the artworks through the stories behind.

Let’s talk about Drama – Chat with Candace Chong and Olivia Yan

[ The event is full. Thank you! ]

Candace Chong and Olivia Yan will chat about their theatre experiences of being a playwright and a director. The stories behind the scene will be disclosed and let you know more about drama.

//  About the Event  //
Date: 8 March 2012 (Thu)
Time:  5:00 - 6:00PM
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Development Council
14/F, East Warwick House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Hong Kong
No. of ambassadors: 50 (each ambassador is welcome to join the activity with ONE friend)

This session is for primary and secondary students and will be conducted in Cantonese.

Interested arts ambassadors please click the “Join” button below for registration. An email confirmation with activity details will be sent to ambassadors who have successfully registered.

Deadline of registration: 29 February 2012
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//  About the Artist  //

Candace Chong    

Candace graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a Master’s degree in Playwriting. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an Advanced Diploma in playwriting from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Besides writing plays, Candace also devotes in script translation. Her recent translation works include The Shape of Things, Betrayal and Flowers for Algernon.


Candace is a recipient of the Best Artist Award (Drama) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2010), and the winner of four Hong Kong Drama Awards (Best Script). In 2003 she was also awarded Outstanding Young Playwright by Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies. In 2004 she was awarded the Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship by Asian Cultural Council.

Olivia Yan    
Renowned multi-talented artist in the field of Asian Contemporary theatre, Olivia is a playwright, director, actress, teacher and writer. She co-founded Theatre Ensemble (now PIP Cultural Industries Ltd.) with Jim Chim in 1993. Since then, they have been producing numerous influential local drama productions.
Olivia has won numerous awards and industry prizes, including Hong Kong Drama Awards Best Actress (2000 and 2005) and Best Supporting Actress (1993), Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (1999), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards – Rising Artist Award (Drama) (2003).