Called a “writer to watch” by The Globe and Mail‘s J. Kelly Nestruck, Chloé Hung was born and raised in Toronto. In June 2017, Chloé was awarded the RBC Emerging Playwrights Award from Tarragon Theatre and will be using this prize to continue her work on Three Women of Swatow, which she began as part of Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit of 2016/17. In July 2016, she workshopped her play Issei, He Say (or the Myth of the First) at the Kennedy Center in DC as part of the National New Play Network’s MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, which will receive its world premiere production at New Jersey Repertory Company in Spring 2018. She completed her MFA in Dramatic Writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied playwriting, screenwriting, and TV writing. She is the artistic director of AnOther Theatre Company, which she started to produce, create, and promote works that highlight stories from “Others.” Chloé currently writes on season three of the Ava DuVernay created television series, Queen Sugar (OWN).
All Our Yesterdays, a play for Nigeria’s missing girls, written and directed by Chloé premiered at the Toronto Fringe Festival and was awarded Patron’s Pick. Toronto’s NOW Magazine recognized the play for Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Direction, and Outstanding Ensemble. All Our Yesterdays was one of ten shows selected for the 2016 Next Stage Theatre Festival where it received rave reviews from Canada’s major newspapers and publications. Her screenplay A Glimpse of Sun, about human trafficking, was one of four screenplays selected for The Black List’s mini-labs and was a finalist in the Graduate screenplay category of the Fusion Film Festival. This was Chloé’s second consecutive nomination at the Fusion Film Festival; her first for Untapped, about Chile in the aftermath of Augusto Pinochet’s violent coup.
Chloé is also an actor and director of both theatre and film. She directed the flagship production of the King’s Theatrical Society’s season: Noises Off by Michael Frayn, which enjoyed a nearly sold-out run. She acted in several plays including the lead roles in Romeo and Juliet, Faith Healer, and 4.48 Psychosis.
Outside of the writing and directing, Chloé spent a year abroad in South Korea teaching an English immersion kindergarten and an after-school primary class. Inspired by her grandmother’s journey, Chloé also hosts the podcast Stories From My Grandma, now available on iTunes, where she interviews a people about their grandmother’s stories.
Chloé splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.