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TEDxAuckland: tūmanako | Saturday November 16th, 2019 | ASB Waterfront Theatre

Chye-Ling Huang

Chye-Ling is an award-winning Chinese-Pakeha actress, writer, director and co-founder of Proudly Asian Theatre Company - dedicated to showcasing and empowering Asian storytellers in New Zealand. 

Proudly Asian Theatre’s productions include ‘Lantern’ by Renee Liang - the first play as part of the Lantern Festival, Chye-Ling’s original full length play ‘Call of the Sparrows’, and ‘Roots’ - a bilingual Chinese English play. They were also the winner of the Hackman Cup for Most Original Production 2018.

In addition, Chye-Ling’s personal credits are extensive. To name just a few, she has performed in ‘The Mooncake and the Kumara’, written the screenplay for ‘The Han Chronicles’ - a two episode TVNZ webseries based on her immigrant father in 1970’s New Zealand, directed ‘Asian Men Talk About Sex’ - a popular Loading Docs short documentary, and was recently granted NZOA funding of $300,000 for ‘Life is Easy’ - an eight part webseries she co-wrote and will star in, co-produced and platformed by TVNZ.