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Artist

Matthew CHENG

Studied playwriting and completed Master of Fine Arts Degree (Drama) at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2011, and was awarded Outstanding Playwright of the Faculty (2001) while obtaining his Advanced Diploma. Cheng received two scholarships during his study in HKAPA

Worked as television and radio copywriter, and has been active in amateur drama society since the 1990’s

His works The Last Supper won multiple awards in the 2012 Hong Kong Drama Awards and Hong Kong Theatre Libre. It was rated as the Top 10 and 6 productions of 2013 by TimeOut (Beijing) and Beijing News respectively, and toured for more than 100 performances at ten cities in China and Singapore

Currently a freelance theatre worker and playwriting lecturer

Email

matthewbox2@hkbn.net

 

Work

The Last Supper

Following sold-out performances, The Last Supper travelled to Mainland China and Singapore garnering enthusiastic acclaim. This drama was awarded Best Original Script, Best Actress (Tragedy/Drama) and Top Ten Most Popular Productions at the Hong Kong Drama Awards 2011, and Best Play, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Production at the 2012 Hong Kong Theatre Libre.

This dark comedy gives voice to the sorrow and despair experienced by the society’s underclass. It chronicles the humdrum life of a son and the dismal circumstances of his mother as they sit down for their last supper. Could committing suicide solve the troubles at heart — or what they try to sever is not the vein that sustains life, but the root of their suffering?