Director

Graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) in performance studies, Tiffany’s directing credits include Ching Chong Chinaman (Slanted Theatre), Intersection: Unleashed – development reading (ATYP & SUDS), Trial By Jury,  As You Like It, and Jack, or the Submission (Impresario’s Players), and Assistant Director to Lucy Clements, Iphigenia In Splott (New Ghosts Theatre Company).

Ching Chong Chinaman (2021)

for Slanted Theatre

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company


Writer Lauren Yee

Director & Producer Tiffany Wong
Stage Manager Valerie Lam
Associate Director & Costume Designer Simone Wang
Executive Producer Davina Oh
Lighting Designer Kate Baldwin
Sound Designer & Composer Sam Cheng
Choreographer Alex Gonzalez

Creative Consultant Jonathan Chan
Accent Coach Kento David
Production Photography Callum Murray, Stephen Wong, and Sunny Zhang
Videographer Jeremy Budiman

With
Jico Avedillo, Tony Goh, Grace Ho, Alex Plenge Chan, Tiffany Wong & Frank Yang

“Tiffany Wong also served as the show’s director and leads the production with some crisp and effective staging choices. It’s likely the most thorough use of the Chippen Street stage I’ve seen to date, with all exits utilised and every inch of the space serving a purpose… This is why the core concept behind Ching Chong Chinaman has resonated so strongly with so many. References to the Joy Luck Club and an adoration of rice cookers will make any Westernised Asians feel represented, sure. But it’s the expression of these anxieties that landed so hard for me and is the reason I’ll be keeping an eye out for whatever Wong and Slanted Theatre will be bringing to us next.” – James Ong (Theatre Travels)

“It’s a funny and wise play which flips, and flips often, the stereotypes and tropes of Asian-Americans and Slanted Theatre has done a cracking good job of bringing it to the stage… there is a bedrock of hard work and talent which fills the wide stage with a wonderful sense of fun.  It’s an hilarious script, until there’s a serious point to be made, and this cast are a very funny lot… Director Tiffany Wong has mitigated the episodic nature of Ching Chong Chinaman by using some of the pin-point skill of her cast to bring on a scene quickly and fully ready.  There are also some comic interventions, such as disembodied hands with cans delivering props… Ching Chong Chinaman moves at quite a pace as the family secrets are uncovered and the character’s lives take some unexpected turns to allow each person to come to terms with themself.  From the name onward the play and the production has a sit-com’s laughs and a dramedy’s provocations to take away with you.” – Judith Greenaway (Reviews By Judith)

Iphigenia in Splott (2020)

for New Ghosts Theatre Company

Assistant Director to Lucy Clements

Coloured Aliens (2020)

for Slanted Theatre x Bondi Festival

Postponed

Postponed

Trial By Jury (2019)

for the Impresario’s Players

Photographs courtesy of Freia Kirkaldy (dress rehearsal) & Nathan Taplin (closing night)

As You Like It (2019)

for the Impresario’s Players

Photographs courtesy of Valeria Villanueva

“This reimagined version from the recently formed Impresario’s Player’s theatrical group was a feelgood show filled with song, dance and chuckles.

Shakespeare’s script, like most of his comedies, tells a story of young love, gender swapping and fled prosecution. It also – like most of his comedies – drags its characters into the forest, which in the play was transitioned by a DIY backdrop made of fake leaves fashioned into trees and foliage. On the reverse side, as presented to the audience on arrival, were prom-esque foil streamers and balloon wreaths to set the show’s vibe.

This indirect throughline allowed them to sing hits from the decade, that while not necessary for plot, provided a breather from the Old English. The timing was sometimes off in solos, but the pitch-perfect harmonisations smoothed this over. On the playlist were classics like ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’, and the final cast number to ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ demonstrated the carefree vibe of the show and gelling of the actors.

The cast was refreshingly diverse and accommodated a variety of ages, genders and ethnicities.

In the director’s note, Tiffany Wong wrote that she was inspired to put on the play after finding out that we laugh at Shakespeare because we think we should, not because we actually find him humorous. Wong wanted to change this in her directorial debut. Through emphasis and body language, the cast communicated the comedic lines impressively. However, it was the physicality of it all that had us in stitches.”

But, As You Like It was a testament to the magic of student productions. It was an amateur show with a largely inexperienced cast — it was clear everyone had put their hand up for an exciting new opportunity, and as a result, their hearts and souls made the atmosphere infectious. It’s what gave As You Like It its uninhibited, endearing charm.

The dedication and hard work of the cast, crew and exec was clear from the first line.” – Millie Roberts (Honi Soit)

Jack, or the Submission (2019)

for the Impresario’s Players

Photographs courtesy of Freia Kirkaldy (dress rehearsal) & Cole Scott-Curwood (opening night)

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