CREDITS [as WRITER]
For producer credits
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I’M JUST HERE TO BUY SOY SAUCE
Published in Foreign Goods: A Selection of Writing by British East Asian Artists. London: Oberon Books, 2018. Editor: Jingan Young, Foreword by David Henry Hwang.
2016 LONDON TOUR
9 June 2016 China Exchange, Chinatown London.
Dir. Freyja Winterson. Starring Alex Wilson & Joyce Veheary.
Guest speakers of panel discussion: Jingan Young, writer of I’m Just Here To Buy Soy Sauce; Mike Wilkins, Chief Executive, DuCane Houseing Association; Sally Wang, author, Buy Smart: What you need to know when investing in UK properties, founder of SJW UK Property Investment Ltd and SJW house of books; Moderator: Freya Aitken-Turff, CEO, China Exchange.
6 June 2016 Old Red Lion Theatre Islington London
Dir. Freyja Winterson.Co-Produced Papergang Theatre/Pokfulam Rd Productions
Starring Alex Wilson & Joyce Veheary.
18 – 19 May 2016 New Wimbledon Studio Wimbledon London
Part of Illuminate Festival
Dir. Freyja Winterson. Co-Produced Papergang Theatre/Pokfulam Rd Productions
Starring Alex Wilson & Joyce Veheary.
REVIEWS: “An intriguing play… slightly outrageous…an absorbing piece of theatre with a strong script”. ☆☆☆☆ LondonTheatre1
I’m Just Here To Buy Soy Sauce is rich in gags…fluid writing is a pleasure to listen to and demonstrates that playwright Jingan Young has cherry-picked her words with a natural comic verve. It makes this show well worth catching next time it comes to town…This is a well-written and tragicomic representation of London’s property market and its exploitation by foreign investors. ☆☆☆ Everything Theatre
18 May 2016 Exeunt Theatre Magazine “Home is where…”?
14 – 21 Mar 2014 FILTH (Failed in London, Try Hong Kong)
First English Language play commissioned by the 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Produced at City Hall during the 42nd HK Arts Festival.
Hong Kong University Press, Columbia University Press.
Nonetheless, the meaning of different Hong Kong spaces, their embeddedness in governmental, real estate, and postcolonial discourses, remains fundamental to how the characters discuss their experiences and identities. Young dramatises a world where capital has become far more complex in its movements, and so where the meaning and identity of the expat has become increasingly less well defined.
– Grant Hamilton & David Huddart (2017) “Writing from the Outside? Post-1997, Expatriate Writing in Hong Kong”, Wasafiri, 32:3, 18-24 .
14, 17 & 23 Oct 2013 THE T-GROUP
Dir. Pippa Howie. Prod. POKFULAM RD PRODUCTIONS
Part of the Kings College London Arts & Humanities Festival “Being Human”. Anatomy Theatre & Museum London, UK.
21 Jun 2013 A GREATER INCLINATION: SCENES FROM LITERARY LIVES
Dir. Pippa Howie / POKFULAM RD PRODUCTIONS.
Maybe a Vole Gallery, East London, UK.
20 – 24 Feb 2013 ANTIGONE, AFTER SOPHOCLES
Dir. Marchella Ward in association with Rough-Hewn Theatre Company.
Keble O’Reilly Theatre, Oxford, UK
14 – 15 Apr 2011 MOIRA
Dir. Thomas Hescott. Mentor: James Graham. Prod. Heat & Light Youth Company.
Michael Frayne Space, Hampstead Theatre, London, UK.
SHORTS & READINGS
16 Aug 2018 KENNEDY TOWN
Sketchy London, Sketchy Nights. Stour Space, Exhibition Space. Hackney, London.
Cast: Waylon Ma. ☆☆☆☆ LondonTheatre1
14 Feb 2016 LAST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Theatre N16 THE PIT PART I: HIDDEN VICE / Pokfulam Rd Productions
Dir. Grace Joseph. Starring Max Percy, May Cunningham & David East.
As producer & with various writers: David Bottomley, Charlie Howitt, Tom Crowley, Lee Anderson, Christian Graham, Julie Cheung Inin, Jessica Burgess, Arthur McBain, Andy Goddard, Duncan Gates, Darren Donohue, Gavin Whenman, Fraser Myers & Allan Johnson.
REVIEWS: To fully appreciate all of this requires the ability to be unshockable, or at least broad-minded. This is hardly Little House on the Prairie. It was edgier, fresher and mostly punchier than the sort of material presented at, say, the National Theatre or the Royal Court […] to see such a variety of shows in one sitting […] the high level of talent, both in terms of writing and acting, that despite its length, Hidden Vice left me exhilarated rather than exhausted. ☆☆☆☆ London Theatre 1
4 – 11 Oct 2015 THE 38TH PARALLEL
Park Theatre, Park 200, London. Dir.Tom Crowley.
Part of the Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator new writing development programme. Directed by Tom Crowley (Ghost City, Radioman) and starring Christopher Goh (The Arrest of Ai Weiwei), Peter Caulfield (C4’s Cucumber, Enron), Joyce Veheary (BBC2’s Inside No 9), Eugenia Low (Hotel Medea), Charley Willow (The T-Group), May Cunningham (XY: Treading Water) and Julie Cheung-Inhin (No More Lotus Flower!).
31 May 2015 LIBOR: LOW INCENTIVES BUY ON RITALIN.
The Daily Plays. Etch Theatre, Squint & Pleasance Theatre.
Pleasance Theatre Main House.
Dir. Jamie Jackson. Starring: Theo St. Claire, Rosie Sanson, Eva Jane Willis.
16 May 2015 Icarus in Stratford.
Commissioned in response to James Phillips’ “MCQUEEN”.
Inaugural St. James RE:act programme.
Studio, St James Theatre UK.
Dir. Mona Khalili. Starring: Mel Woodbridge, Ciara Baxendale.
13 Feb 2015 THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Roundhouse Radio, The Roundhouse, London, UK.
Producer; Catherine Brinkworth with Ideastap.
31 Oct 2013 BITE ME
Part of Halloween Specials broadcast.
Oxide Student Radio. Oxford, UK
Jingan has received numerous grants and commissions over the years for short plays, full productions and writing schemes. She was the first English language writer commissioned for FILTH (Failed in London, Try Hong Kong) by the 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival, and I’m Just Here to Buy Soy Sauce, which was co-produced with Papergang Theatre and toured London in 2016. Both plays were subsequently published.
She has been commissioned by Squint Theatre, 1989 Productions, Heat & Light, Rough Hewn Theatre Company, King’s College London Arts & Humanities Festival, Sketchy Nights & St. James Theatre RE:Act. Her play “The 38th Parallel” was chosen to be part of the Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator programme. She is part of the Old Vic New Voices Network. She has been a recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Emerging Artists Grant, the Michael Grandage Futures Grant, and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation Grant. She has been shortlisted for the Old Vic 12 every year since its inception and for the Papatango Theatre Company Resident Playwright in 2017 (13 out of 500). For screenwriting she was shortlisted for the Felix Dexter Bursary with BBC Writersroom.