Jingan Young 楊靜安 is a Hong Kong born award-winning writer. In September 2018 she was shortlisted (1 out of 5 finalists) for the Women of the Future Awards 2018 in the Arts & Culture Category. The winner will be announced at the ceremony in November 2018.
She holds a BA (Hons) in English with Film Studies from King’s College London and a Master of Studies in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford (Kellogg College). In 2015 she undertook a PhD in Film Studies at King’s College London. This year she entered into the final writing up period for submission in 2019.
She was the first playwright commissioned and produced in the English language by the Hong Kong Arts Festival for FILTH (Failed in London, Try Hong Kong). She is a recipient of the Peggy Ramsay Foundation Grant and the Michael Grandage Company Futures Grant. She was acknowledged for her screenwriting by the BBC and Idris Elba on the New Talent Hotlist 2017. She has several television projects in development and was shortlisted for the BBC’s Felix Dexter Bursary for BAME comedy screenwriters.
She is curator and editor of ‘Foreign Goods: A Selection of Writing from British East Asian Artists’, published by Oberon Books. It includes her own play I’m Just Here to Buy Soy Sauce and a foreword by David Henry Hwang. It is the first British East Asian collection published in the UK. She has contributed chapters to several books on theatre (upcoming: “Scenes from a Revolution”, Pluto Books) and has worked as a co-editor on several projects (upcoming: book on abuse in arts with partner University Women in the Arts).
She is founder and artistic director of POKFULAM RD PRODUCTIONS 薄扶林道© and for over five years produced new writing from East Asian writers in the UK and China.