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Amber Hsu

Director, Screen, Writer

About Amber Hsu

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 TheatreRoyal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre Studio, and written and directed for Film London.

She is currently under commission with the Royal Shakespeare Company to adapt a Chinese Classic.

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.  She also participated 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 is also the creator of Tiny Pencil – an artist-led anthology artzine and press dedicated to the lead arts, and the inventor of One Pound Poems — a live poetry project.

Once, she also worked in a morgue.

You can find her online at www.amberhsu.com, and on twitter @amberhsu.

Credits:

SNAPS: ROCK, PAPER, FIRE (2021)
BBC 1 x 10’ episode

WE R NOT VIRUS (2020)
Moongate Productions

THREE TALES FROM OVID Royal Shakespeare Company (2017)
Swan Theatre, Commission for RSC Education Programme

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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TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • SNAPS: ROCK, PAPER, FIRE
    • BBC
    • 1 x 10’ episode
    • WE R NOT VIRUS
    • Moongate Productions
    • THE BREAK – THE MATCH GIRL
    • BBC Online
    • Original short monologue

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • NEXT TIME (Short Film)
    • Film London
    • Writer and Director

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THREE TALES FROM OVID
    • Royal Shakespeare Company
    • Swan Theatre, Commission for RSC Education Programme
    • ALL ROADS ARE LINED WITH TEETH
    • Sharp & Fine, ODC Theater, San Francisco
    • Writer of text as part of dance/music/theatre collaboration
    • NUMBERS
    • National Theatre
    • Short monologue written for Artistic Directors of the Future
    • A CORROSION NAMED DESIRE, EPISODE 1: THE HERO INSIDE ME
    • Royal Court Theatre
    • Short play commissioned as part of the Court’s Big Idea series
    • THE STONE
    • Royal Court Theatre
    • Short play commissioned as part of the Court’s Live Lunch season
    • IF THESE WALLS
    • ICT / Platform
    • 30' play commissioned by Islington Community Theatre
    • LOOP 36 :: PRIME 151
    • Royal Court Theatre
    • Audio Short Play commissioned for “Lost in Theatre” Open Court Festival