Pat To Yan, born in 1975 in Hong Kong, is a playwright, director, and instructor. He studied English literature and sociology in Hong Kong, as well as creative writing for the stage at the Royal Holloway University in London. He directs his own texts as well as texts from other authors, frequently with Reframe Theatre, an independent production company, which he founded in 2016.
In 2016 his work “A Concise History of Future China” in the original version in English was up until now the first theater text from China that was invited to Stückemarkt in Berlin. It is the first part of the trilogy “Posthuman Journey.” In the second part, “Posthuman Condition,” which celebrated its world premiere in 2021 at Schauspiel Frankfurt, the author examines what being a person could mean in our future. He is currently writing the third part. His works are published in Germany by Suhrkamp.
Works (a selection): “The Sorrows of Young Yat Sum”; “A Concise History of Future China”; “Posthuman Condition”