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Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Playwright wins Pulitzer with ponderings on identity

Ayad Akhtar won the Pulitzer Prize with his play, Disgraced. Photo: Reuters

There are some people you feel you've known all your life. Ayad Akhtar, the actor, screenwriter, novelist and playwright whose debut play Disgraced has just won the Pulitzer prize for drama, is one of them.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 3:21pm

Candace Chong: The playwright who draws inspiration from a complicated world

Candace Chong is a four-time best-script winner of the Hong Kong Drama Awards

When she writes, playwright Candace Chong Mui-ngam draws inspiration from where her mind flees to - the reality we all live in. By meeting different people and understanding their perspectives, she has been able to create plays close to many hearts. "My work is not just about myself," she says.

22 May 2014 - 4:08pm

Actors plunge into anguished world of grief

Imagining a parent's grief after the death of a child is not easy, especially for an adaptation of a Pulitzer prize winning play, so the actors spent a day as mum and dad to a friend's four-year-old son.

Then the 'parents' Louisa So Yuk-wa and Poon Chan-leung imagined he was suddenly gone.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Trailblazer makes a song and dance about musicals

After spending seven years in Vienna learning how to perform and direct musicals, Jilin native Sun Shaofei , 27, returned to China in 2002 determined to spread her love of the art form to students and audiences back home, starting in Beijing.

When did you discover your talent and love for music?

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Rabbit Hole

Hong Kong Players

McAulay Studio, HK Arts Centre

May 21-25, 8pm

Marsha Norman challenged fellow playwright David Lindsay-Abaire to write a play about something that terrified him. The result is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole, which explores a couple's attempts to come to terms with the loss of their only child in a freak road accident.

15 May 2008 - 12:00am

100 angry protesters rally against The Link's actions

More than 100 angry vendors, unionists and restaurateurs protested outside the Legislative Council yesterday against The Link Management.

They were making demands on a range of issues - including fire compensation, rent cuts and lease renewal - concerning The Link's properties throughout the city.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

All the world's a stage, and this guy wants to right the music

The way Mohamed Drissi sees it, musical theatre should be a combination of singing, acting and dance - but in Hong Kong, that's not always the case.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Invisible to society

If it wasn't so tragic, it could almost be farcical. A woman dies alone in her north London flat and lies undiscovered for more than two years. Her body is so decomposed that police have to use dental records to identify her, and her time of death is estimated using the sell-by date of food left in the fridge.

1 May 2006 - 12:00am

Dreams do come true

As first reported by CitySeen, Karen Mok Man-wai (below) will star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent. She'll be the first Asian to star as Mimi, the HIV-positive exotic dancer/junkie. 'This is my definition of a dream come true,' said the 35-year-old singer. 'I always, always wanted to be in a Broadway musical.

10 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

A Chorus Line

Lindsey McAlister Productions

Shouson Theatre

Reviewed: May 6

Lindsey McAlister's creative interlude from working with children has become a welcome part of the arts calendar.

10 May 2005 - 12:00am

Hundreds of public estate tenants demand a rent cut

Hostility between the Housing Authority and its tenants over the rent dispute escalated yesterday as some 300 angry tenants marched from the High Court to the Central Government Offices, demanding an immediate rent cut.

The protest came two days before a hearing at the High Court tomorrow on whether the Housing Authority would be allowed to defer carrying out a rent review.

25 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Shopkeepers worried by selling-off proposal

When Chung Yat-ming heard of the Housing Authority's plan to sell its assets, he feared for the future of his clock and watch repair business in Lok Fu Shopping Centre.

But Mr Chung said he believed the authority's management had a 'human touch', citing the rent concessions it had approved in the past few years.

25 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Four takes on home

ARE YOU LIVING in your ideal home? An exhibition by four young local artists might help you decide.

20 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

A site for sore eyes

If you've ever wondered how to find out about entertainment events in cities you're planning to visit, Timothy Walker has all the answers.

6 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Guidelines needed

Bureaucrats never like to admit that they have been forced to change their minds. This may explain why the Government is tying itself in knots trying to deny that it performed a hasty U-turn in allowing the United Muslim Association to rent a derelict school near Yuen Long for just $1 a year.

26 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

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