Pat To YAN
Active in Hong Kong and German Theatre. Playwright, Director, Educator. The Artistic Director of Reframe Theatre, the House Author of Germany Nationatheater Mannheim (2021-2022). Elected Council Member and the Chairman of the committee of Literary Art of Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Graduated from the University of Hong Kong, majoring in English Literature; the Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in Sociology; Royal Holloway, University of London, MA in Playwriting. His play A Concise History of future China (Part 1 of Posthuman Journey) is selected by 2016 Berliner Festspiele Theatertreffen Stückemarkt as one of the five theatre works presented. It is the first ethnic Chinese play ever selected and premiered in Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival 2016. The German Premiere was produced by The Staatsschauspiel Saarbrücken in 2021. The staged reading (full or abridged version) of this play was already performed in Berlin, London, Munich, New York, Taipei & Mannheim. Posthuman Condition (Part 2 of Posthuman Journey) was produced by Schauspiel Frankfurt in2021. His play in Cantonese White Blaze of the morning is awarded Best Play, the 8th Hong Kong Theatre Libre. Happily ever after nuclear explosion is commissioned by Munich Residenztheater and premiered in June 2018 when he was invited as Artist-in-residence. This play is under the programme of World/Stage. He directed a Cantonese version which was invited by Tai Kwun Theatre Season (HK), Asia Playwright Festival (South Korea) in 2019 and CINARS Biennale Official Programme (Canada) in 2021.
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Felix focuses on cultural hybridity, technological theatre, dance and independent film performances. He is an experienced curator and producer who have worked with the theatre and film companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan and London in the previous ten years. He was the curator and producer of recent theatre and film companies. Felix also studied the Master Degree in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship - Theatre & Performance Pathway, Goldsmiths University of London, the United Kingdom in 2018-19.
His recent theatre curations (selected): Marcopolo Endgame, a live performance + all audiences wearing VRs (2021); Cats and the Coastal forest (2021), Poem in a Jail (2021), and Stream of Consciousness (2018), which are the immersive theatre:; Together, a digital immersive theatre by Factory Irregular (Prague Quadrennial 2019); Somewhere out there (2016) by Taiwan National Theatre; Milonga online by the sea (2021), The Future Project (2021)and so on.
Besides, he got the Award for Young Artist (Critic), Hong Kong Art Development Awards 2015 by Hong Kong Development Council. He is the one of the judges of The Hong Kong Theatre Libre award since 2013 and he also was invited to be critic in resident in festivals in the world. He was one of the six art critics in the world who discussed the connection between arts festival and pandemic in Holland Festival (2020).
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