Sin Chun Tung joined the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre in 2012 and was Resident Director (Outreach). He is currently associate director of the company. He is an outstanding theatre education specialist.
He graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, from which he was awarded a Fine Arts (Honours) Degree. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University, a Master’s degree in Drama Education from Griffith University and a Teaching Certificate from Sir Robert Black College of Education. He is currently studying Doctor of Education in The University of Hong Kong.
He has conducted theatre workshops for over 80 schools and institutions, including workshops in theatrical performances, scriptwriting, and directing for theatre; as well as theatre activities to enhance language skills, creative thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills for organisations such as the Education Bureau, Correctional Services, Customs and Excise Department, Hong Kong Science Park, Rotary Club, Skyhigh Creative Partners, The Link REIT, Fortis Bank, and HSBC, to enthusiastic acclaims. He also taught as a full time secondary school teacher between 2002-04 and 2008-11 for a total of five years, teaching Chinese Language, Visual Arts, and Theatre, in addition to teaching as a guest lecturer in scriptwriting for the School of Theatre at the Macao Conservatory from 2005-07, as a guest lecturer in Drama and Theatre Education for the School of Drama of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts from 2006-08, and Senior Officer of Education and Outreach for Chung Ying Theatre Company. He has been a part-time lecturer for the Master’s degree programme in Theatre and School Curriculum at the Open University of Hong Kong from 2010-13. He is appointed as specialist (Performing Arts) of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications.
In addition to his work in theatre education, Sin Chun Tung is also an experienced practitioner in theatrical arts as a performer, translator, playwright, and director for more than 100 productions.
Some of the many awards he has received over the years include: Outstanding Director Award (1997) from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Best Playwright (2004) from Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies, Award for Teaching Excellence (2003) from the Education Bureau, Outstanding Teacher’s Award (2003, 2004) from The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society Kowloon, as well as the Outstanding Teacher’s Award (Education Management) (2010) from the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers. He was also a nominee of the Best Director (Comedy/ Farce) Prize of the 2012 Hong Kong Drama Awards.