Dr Jingan Young 楊靜安 is a Hong Kong born award-winning playwright, screenwriter, journalist, lecturer, and presenter based in London.
Her feature film No 2 Daughter is currently in development with Greenacre Films (Been So Long, Netflix). She recently was in the writersroom for a ‘Hackney Wick’ with Bad Wolf and Channel 4. In 2021, she completed the Channel 4Screenwriting Course 2021 (1/12 writers chosen from 3880 scripts). She is currently one of the writers on the SKY STUDIOS comedy scheme with the Birmingham Rep Theatre, and is writing for CBBC’s Biff & Chip Season 2.
She holds a BA in English with Film Studies from King’s College London, Master of Studies in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford, and a Doctor Of Philosophy in Film Studies by Kings College London. Her book ‘Soho on Screen’ will be published in May, 2022 by Berghahn Books.
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. For ten years she produced new writing from BESEA writers with her company Pokfulam Rd Productions.
She is a regular contributor to the Guardian on film.
She has appeared on BBC Front Row, BBC World News: Weekend & is available for presenting requests.
Netflix Arts Fund (2020&21), Peggy Ramsay Foundation (2016) Award, Society of Authors Fund (2020&21), Women of the Future Award / Arts & Culture (Commendation), Michael Grandage Company Futures Fund (2016). Shortlisted: Old Vic 12 (2015-2019), Adopt a Playwright Award (2018 & 2019), Felix Dexter Bursary (2018) & longlisted for the BBC Writers TV programme (2018). Idris Elba/BBC Talent Hotlist (2017). Hong Kong Arts and Development Fund (2014).
Channel 4 Screenwriting Scheme 2021
Sky Studios Comedy Scheme 2021
BBC Writersroom London Voices Scheme 2016
Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab 2013
Park Theatre Script Accelerator 2014
Royal Court Young Writers Programme 2011
Hampstead Theatre’s Heat & Light Programme 2011