Movers & Shakers Program — Playwriting


Movers & Shakers

Organized by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and sponsored by the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, Movers & Shakers is a 12-month program aimed at developing global competence and leadership skills among Hong Kong students. The goal is to inspire and instill an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset amongst students, and to strengthen their future competitive edge in Hong Kong and beyond. 


Interested in theater and stage productions and how to give life to a successful drama? The art of playwriting requires a combination of imagination and flair, as well as technique and academic rigor. Join award-winning playwright Candace Chong for insights and advice on writing for theatrical productions during this interactive workshop.

The workshop will be conducted in two parts. Part One will involve script-reading, collective research and creative brainstorming. Participants are required to complete an original script of a short play after Part One to be reviewed by Ms. Chong.  Part Two, to be conducted separately, Ms. Chong will provide feedback and comment on submissions to help students fine-tune their creative writing techniques.


Besides playwriting, Candace Chong also works in script translation, adaptation and writing for musicals and opera. She is a five-time Best Script winner of the Hong Kong Drama Awards for her plays Alive in the Mortuary, Shall We Go to Mars?, The French Kiss, Murder in San José, and The Professor. In 2003, Ms. Chong received the Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council in 2004. In 2010, Ms. Chong was awarded best drama artist from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2012, she was selected as one of Hong Kong’s 25 most inspirational and influential women by the South China Morning Post. Recent works include Mila, a chamber opera commissioned by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and My Very Short Marriage, which was screened on ViuTV. Ms, Chong graduated in Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and received her Master’s degree in Playwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London. She also earned an Advanced Diploma in Playwriting from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.


All applicants must submit a piece of creative writing of no more than 1000 words together with their online application. The writing can be in Chinese or English, must be original in content, and not previously published for commercial use.

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, ASHK will evaluate each submission for an opportunity to participate. Successful applicants will be notified by email by Friday, September 14, 2018. Apply online


Other Movers & Shakers Programs

To find out more about Movers & Shakers Programs and keep update with upcoming programs, join our community now on our dedicated Facebook Group @ASHKMoversShakers. Interesting and relevant content on our activities will be shared among the Group, and students will be encouraged to contribute and exchange thoughts.

Sponsored by:

Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation

Event Details

Sat 29 Sep 2018
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty 

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