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Associate Dean of the School of Drama and Senior Lecturer (Acting) and Discipline Leader in Movement Curriculum




Tony WONG is currently the Associate Dean of School of Drama, Senior Lecturer (Acting) and Discipline Leader for Movement Curriculum at the School of Drama, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). In 1997, he graduated from the HKAPA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree, majoring in acting. In the same year, he joined Chung Ying Theatre Company as a full-time actor and performed major roles in various works. In 2008, he received the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies scholarship to pursue his graduate studies in Australia, and later graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney with a master’s degree in drama, majoring in movement studies. After that, he established 2 On Stage and Performance Studio.


Tony has received recognition as a director, actor, dancer and choreographer. His multi-faceted talents are reflected in his creations and performances. To date, he has participated in more than 120 productions; recent works include: Hong Kong Arts Festival’s Miss Julie (director),We are Gay (director),Table for Six (director and choreographer); HKAPA’s Juliet and Romeo, You are a good man Charlie Brown (musical),Dust and Dawn, Noises Off, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral, The School for Scandal and The Scholar and the Executioner (director and choreographer); Chung Ying Theatre Company’s Rashomon, Possible Worlds, The 39 Steps (director), The Government Inspector – The Musical (director and choreographer), Amadeus and The Merchant of Venice and Flowers for Algernon (actor); Performer Studio’s Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral, Invincible Truth, Singlology and Moments in the Palm of Your Hand’s Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau performances (playwright, director, actor and choreographer); Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s Castle of Glass (director and choreographer), Cherry Orchard and Richard III (choreographer and movement director); and National Institute of Dramatic Art’s X (playwright, director, actor and choreographer).


Tony was awarded the 1st Hong Kong Drama Awards’ Professional Achievement Award. His works have made the top 10 most well-received repertoires in the Hong Kong Drama Awards for multiple years, and he was nominated for the Hong Kong Drama Awards’ Best Director and Best Actor awards several times. Totally he was awarded 6 times Best Director included the Hong Kong Drama Award’s Best Director (Comedy/Farce) for “Two of Us” in 2006 and “Dust and Dawn” in 2019; Best Director (Tragedy/Drama) for “Rashomon” in 2018. He has also received The Hong Kong Theatre Libre’s Best Director Award for “A Midsummer Night's Dream” in 2017 and “Castle of Glass” in 2018. Recently, Tony was awarded with the  International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong)’s Best Director for “We are Gay” in 2022. 


In the field of movement research, he has presented and published a paper “The use of modern theatrical techniques on Traditional Drama” at conferences in 8th Asia Theatre Education Centre Beijing, Singapore. Also presented a paper “Unfinished Business: Eliciting meaning from Kuo Pau Kun’s The Admiral Eunuch through explorations of the text and movement” at 1st International Symposium on Practice-as-Research Hong Kong. His research article “Physical Theatres in Hong Kong” was published in 22nd issue of Dramatic Arts.