CHAN CHU HEI

Chan Chu-hei, the Artistic Director of Theatre Horizon, is a theatre director, curator, actor and recently, the winner of Hong Kong's Artist of the Year (Theatre) 2017. Chan graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1991 with a major in Performance. He then furthered his studies in the UK. He co-founded Theatre Ensemble in 1993, and founded Theatre Horizon in 2006 and Hong Kong People's Fringe Association in 2012.

Chan is a prolific theatre director. His works as a director include Lu-ting the Merman, Luting: Goodbye History, Hello Future, Century-old Dreams of a Fishing Harbour Trilogy, Beyond the Horizon, the North-east Village editions of The Black and the Blue of a Man, The Garden Party and Antigone; The Square, Au bord de la vie, Rose and Rose, Winds of Change and French Kiss by Theatre Horizon. He also directed No News is True News2 - The White Summer, No News is True News, No Place Like Home, The Massage King, Lazy People Are Always Busy, A Taste of Love and Horror, Pine Tree Under the Moon and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! for Windmill Grass Theatre; Skylight for Gold Blue Limited, Red Chamber in the Concrete Forest and Blast for HK Arts Festival, Man of La Mancha for Festival de Artes de Macau, Beyond the Horizon and The Cherry Orchard for Teatro Horizonte Macau; The Blue Bird and The Black and the Blue of a Man for Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. His first opera, Mila, presented by Asia Society Hong Kong Center was nominated by Classical : Next for Innovation Award 2019, premiered in America in 2019.

He was awarded Best Director twice by the Hong Kong Drama Awards and twice by the Hong Kong Theatre Libre. He was nominated Best Director in several other works.

In 2012, he started the Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival. In recent years, he conceived some significant schemes and projects including the New Directors' Movement, the Asian Theatre Symbiosis Five-year Scheme, Outer West Theatrefest, Walking with Up-and-coming Directors Scheme, etc., to promote development in the local theatre scene.

Chan is also Chairman of Hong Kong People's Fringe Association, a CASH member and the initiator and Coordinator-in-chief of Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival.
 

   
 
 
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