Amber Hsu (徐碧莉//xúbìlì) is a Chinese-born, US-raised, UK-based writer, filmmaker, poet, and visual artist.
She has written for the BBC, the Royal Court Theatre, Islington Youth Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre, and National Theatre Studio.
She is currently under commission with the Royal Shakespeare Company to adapt a collection of Ovid’s tales for young audiences and works from Chinese Classics.
In 2017, Amber was selected to take part in a year-long, musical theatre lab residency run by the New Musical Development Collective in partnership with the Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Other Palace.
Amber’s short script The Match Girl was produced by BBC3 in 2016 for their groundbreaking series #TheBreak. She was also named on the BBC‘s New Talent Hotlist in 2017.
In 2014, she was awarded a Film London “London Calling” Award and commissioned to make her first short film: Next Time.
She is a graduate of the Royal Court’s Unheard Voices Programme, The Royal Court Studio Group, and the BBC’s Writers Room London Voices group.
Once, she also worked in a morgue.
You can find her online at www.amberhsu.com, and on twitter @amberhsu.
THREE TALES FROM OVID Royal Shakespeare Company (2017)
ALL ROADS ARE LINED WITH TEETH Sharp & Fine, ODC Theater, San Francisco (2016)
Writer of text as part of dance/music/theatre collaboration
NUMBERS National Theatre (2016)
Short monologue written for Artistic Directors of the Future
THE BREAK – THE MATCH GIRL BBC Online (2016)
Original short monologue
A CORROSION NAMED DESIRE, EPISODE 1: THE HERO INSIDE ME Royal Court Theatre (2015)
Short play commissioned as part of the Court’s Big Idea series
THE STONE (or NO ONE DISASTER IS TOTAL) Royal Court Theatre (2015)
Short play commissioned as part of the Court’s Live Lunch season
NEXT TIME Film London (2014)
Writer and director of short film
IF THESE WALLS ICT / Platform (2014)
30′ play commissioned by Islington Community Theatre
LOOP 36 :: PRIME 151 Royal Court Theatre (2013)
Audio Short Play commissioned for “Lost in Theatre” Open Court Festival
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