King Fai Chung

Mr. Chung received his BA degree in Speech and Drama from Oklahoma Baptist University and his Masters degree in Fine Arts from Yale University.  He was Manager of TVB Ltd. and Program Director, Assistant General Manager and Deputy General Manager of ATV Ltd. He has also been an honorary lecturer at the graduate level at the University of Hong Kong, a lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist College, a lecturer in theatrical studies at the School of Continuing Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an appointed member of the Council of the Performing Arts and Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the 2nd Chinese Drama Festival (1998 Hong Kong).

 

In 1992, on behalf of Hong Kong, Mr. Chung was appointed a jury member for the 37th Asia-Pacific Film Festival.  Mr. Chung was the first person to present Theatre of the Absurd and Broadway musicals to Hong Kong audiences in Cantonese.

 

Mr. Chung has directed over 80 productions, including Equus, West Side Story, Rashomon, Teahouse, Xiaojing Hutong, Grease, M Butterfly, A Sentimental Journey, etc.  He has received Best Director Awards (1992, 1993, 1996, 1997), Best Actor Awards (1994, 1995, 1996 and 1999) and the Ten Years Outstanding Achievement Award in 1994 from the Hong Kong Drama Awards, presented by the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies.  In 1999, he was awarded the Artist of the Year Award (Stage Director) by the Hong Kong Artists’ Guild, and the Drama Achievement Award by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2000.  In 2001, Mr. Chung received a Fellowship from the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.

 

Beginning in 1967, Mr. Chung has directed and produced numerous dramatic series and other television programmes.  He has recently been the narrator for Stories from Afar and Hong Kongers on the Mainland. He has also performed in films like Passion, Love in A Fallen City and HuDuMen.

 

Mr. Chung is the founding Dean of the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.  He is currently the principal artistic consultant for the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, an advisory board member for the Chung Ying Theatre Company, Chairman of the Board of Exploration Theatre and President of the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies.  His reviews and articles on theatrical theory and performance have appeared in many local newspapers.  Mr. Chung also engages himself in the translation of dramas such as Equus, Noises Off, Cyrano de Bergerac and M Butterfly.