Stan Lai

"The best Chinese language playwright and director in the world.” (BBC) “The preeminent Chinese playwright and stage director of this generation.” (China Daily) “Asia's top theatre director.” (Asiaweek) Beginning in Taiwan in the 1980s, Lai's 35 plays have been highly influential in creating a vibrant modern theatre culture in the Chinese world. The New York Times calls his Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land (1986) “the most popular contemporary play in China”. The Beijing News calls Lai's The Village (2008) “the pinnacle of our era of theatre”. China Daily calls his epic 8 hour A Dream Like A Dream (2000) “possibly the greatest Chinese-language play since time immemorial”. Lai's plays are created through a special method involving the cast and designers, where writing and directing become one fluid simultaneous task. His body of work is unparalleled in volume and depth in the modern Chinese world. Lai holds a PhD in Dramatic Art from U.C. Berkeley. His book On Creativity is a best seller in China and Taiwan. He is Artistic Director of Performance Workshop, Taiwan, Theatre Above, Shanghai, and co-founder and Festival Director of the Wuzhen Theatre Festival, China. His Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land has been published in Romanian at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival.

Constantin Chiriac:
”The most renowned and beloved artist in the Chinese-speaking world, Stan Lai receives a star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for his wonderful creations as playwright, theatre, opera, and film director, as university professor, festival manager and builder of bridges between cultures and artists all over the world!”

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