On the 30th of April, we will officially launch AAAHA at SOAS from 6-8pm. We would like to introduce to you some of our Alliance members and speakers of the evening:
Yang-May Ooi is an author and theatre-maker of Chinese-Malaysian heritage based in London. She is the writer/ performer of the acclaimed solo theatre piece Bound Feet Blues (Tristan Bates Theatre, 2015 – www.BoundFeetBlues.co.uk) which has been described as “A riveting bravura performance that brilliantly weaves together personal stories, family history and gender issues with humour, sensitivity and great emotional impact.” Her books include the memoir Bound Feet Blues and novels The Flame Tree and Mindgame. She is also an award-winning TEDx speaker. She is currently developing a new play Butterfly in Blue Jeans (www.ButterflyInBlueJeans.co.uk) with actor Julie Cheung-Inhin – the play is an East Asian feminist response to Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and is the first in an East Asian trilogy inspired by the Doomed Diva operas (Madama Butterfly, La Traviata and Carmen).
I can offer AAAHA consultancy/ mentoring on writing and publishing, public speaking and social media. I am looking forward to collaborate and learn new skills; in particular, producing skills and how to raise funds for my theatre projects; to network with other creative professionals for exchange of knowledge/ skills and possible future collaboration