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Amber Hsu

Director, Writer


Emily Hickman

Amber studied Biophysics and Design before completing an MA (with Distinction) in Comparative Literature from UCL.

She is also a graduate of the Royal Court’s Unheard Voices Programme. Based on the strength of her writing she was invited to join the Royal Court’s Invitation-only Studio Group and commissioned for Vicky Featherstone’s Open Court season.

Amber has also been on writing attachment at the National Theatre Studios to develop an adaptation of The Bus Stop by Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian.

She is also Editor and Creative Director of Tiny Pencil, an independent anthology artzine and press.

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.




ALL ROADS ARE LINED WITH TEETH Sharp & Fine, ODC Theater, San Francisco (2016)
Writer of text as part of dance/music/theatre collaboration

Original short monologue

HIDDEN Royal Court Theatre (2015)
Short play commissioned as part of the Court’s Live Lunch season

NEXT TUESDAY 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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