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Fung Wai HangAssistant Artistic Director

A fine talent in stage art, Fung is not only an actress but also a director, playwright and programme coordinator. She obtained an MFA in Theatre Practice at the University of Exeter and was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ School of Drama. Fung has taken on various positions of the HKREP, including Principal Actress, assistant to the Artistic Director, the Project Coordinator of “Rep 2 Programmes” and Resident Director. This year, she became Assistant Artistic Director at the HKREP, coordinating and planning the company’s Black Box productions.

Fung has been nominated for numerous times for the Hong Kong Drama Awards, having received seven such awards to date. In 2003, her outstanding performance in the original musical Sweet & Sour Hong Kong made her the first Hong Kong stage professional to win the 15th Shanghai Magnolia Stage Award as Best Supporting Actress. She was also a recipient of the Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme in 2005 for her contribution to the promotion of culture and the arts. She was awarded Best Director (Tragedy/Drama) for Red (1st run) and for Attempts for her Life at the Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

Productions that Fung co-wrote include CrossingsThe Backyard, A Matter of 4 x 6and Papa Mama, Thy Wind Blows Ever. She was also co-director of Departure 00:00,as well as Central Deconstructed, along with Kuo Jian Hong of Singapore’s The Theatre Practice, which was performed in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Fung directed This Happy VALLEY is VERY Happy, The Heydays,  Rabbit Hole, The Cell,  Blue Danube Attempts on her Life and The Sin Family. She has also served as assistant director for many of HKREP’s large-scale productions.

In 1996, Fung was awarded a scholarship by the Asian Cultural Council to study drama in the United States and produced her first work Red Luna at New York’s La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. In 2008, Fung spent two years pursuing an MFA degree in Theatre Practice in England. She graduated with distinction, and was awarded Dean’s Commendation for her outstanding achievements.

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