CoverBook1Jingan’s training as a writer includes the Royal Court Theatre (Young Writers Programme), Soho Theatre (Writer’s Lab) and Hampstead Theatre (Heat & Light). In 2014, Jingan was the first playwright commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival in the English Language for Filth (Failed in London, Try Hong Kong) which ran during the 42nd festival in March 2014. In 2016, she was awarded both the inaugural Michael Grandage Company Futures Award for playwriting, Peggy Ramsay Foundation Award (Playwriting) and the HKADC Emerging Artists Grant. The same year she was shortlisted for the Papatango Resident Playwright Scheme and shortlisted for the Off West End Playwright Award in both 2017 and 2018.

For screenwriting, she has won bursaries from BAFTA and BBC Writersroom, where she was a member of the London Voices writing group in 2016. She has several television projects in development and was shortlisted for the BBC’s Felix Dexter Bursary for BAME comedy screenwriters. In 2017, she was named as a writer to watch on the BBC & Idris Elba Talent Hotlist 2017.

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 was interviewed by BBC World News about the collection.

Since 2013, she has commissioned and produced new writing at Theatre503 and the Arcola Theatre from writers of South/ East Asian descent with her non-profit, unfunded company Pokfulam Rd Productions.

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