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Other works

I work in various disciplines outside of visual arts, and here are some of them:

Labour in the Arts (LIA)

Labour in the Arts is an arts collective that attempts to observe and demystify the canadian nonprofit arts industry through experimentation and with creative projects. This collective was created in 2020 by me and Jason Li, and shortly after joined by Madeline McCaffrey and Wing Lam Leung, and is currently grassroots and volunteer run.
The work and mission evolves based on what the growing collective feels is a “need” of the industry. We’re currently researching to design a needs-based-artsworld-reimagination exercise with a Canada Council for the Arts Grant.
4 people in zoom calls think together in an illustrated forest of blue flowers

Korean seniors don’t care for Bingo.

The Arirang Age-Friendly Community Centre is a Toronto-based non-profit organization that develops health programs and services for Korean seniors and their caregivers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). As part of Choa Magazine’s Issue 3.2 Aging in Place, I wrote a creative essay on the aging and growing Korean community in Canada.

Dead Korean Girl Comedy Show/처녀귀신 코미디 쇼

Over the last year I’ve been working with my collaborator Jenn Park on developing a bilingual play about what happens when you die as a Korean woman in Canada, called Dead Korean Girl Comedy Show (처녀귀신 코미디쇼).
Currently a work-in-progress, we are developing the script with the support from the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators, with recommendations from Nightwood Theatre and the Toronto Fringe.In summer 2022 we visited Ottawa to complete our draft and will be looking for community consultants, dramaturges, actors (readers), and collaborators in the near future.
In 2023, we visited Vancouver and presented a 20 minute excerpt of the workshop, made possible by rice & beans Theatre Compan’s Polyphonic Multilingual Residency.
We are looking for collaborators and partners interested in co-producing this work. You can contact me via my instagram.
Two Korean women in a white ghostly hanbok, poses happily in front of the Korean Embassy of canada
There are three projection screens in a wide angle shot, amidst red lanterns that hang from the ceiling.
While preparing a traditional hot pot onstage, Amanda reminisces for her audience about when it wasn’t so cool to be Asian, and delves into the complicated topic of cultural identity and appropriation through food and art. What does it mean to be authentic, and does it even matter?

Amanda Lin Playwright

Esther Jun Director

Shawn Henry Production Manager

Echo Zhou Set and Lighting Designer

Olivia Wheeler Sound Designer

Sarah Yuen Costume Designer + Head of Props

Emily Jung Projection Designer

Wei Qing Tan Stage Manager

Reva Lokhande Assistant Stage Manager

Gabriel Townsend Technical Director

Julia Howman Projection Design Mentor

Elyne Quan Dramaturg

JD Darawi Captions Operator

Performed by

Amanda Lin as Mandy

Kenzie Tsang as Production Assistant

Projection Design

Between a Wok and a Hot Pot by Amanda Lin (Cahoots Theatre Production) is an Asian-Canadian Dinner Theatre — in the production, the character Mandy is accompanied by three projection screens that assist her (but also interrupts her via the characters Hot Pot, and Wok). 
I am currently being mentored by designer Julia Howman, in mostly assistant designer capacities.

Other gigs

I am an artsworker with experience working in cultural organizations such as The Theatre Centre, Toronto International Festival of Authors and Theatre Passe Muraille. I have a keen interest in Canadian cultural policy, nonprofit labour advocacy and community centric fundraising.
While I currently work most in the marketing/communications of the theatre world, I also have love and experience for producing.
I occasionally take on freelance work and grant writing in my spare(?) time. The best place to connect with me professionally is via Linkedin. 
My retweet of the Playwrights Guild of Canada's event Promotional Strategies where I wrote "The reason why "marketing as a one person job" is possible in the arts is because so many people who work in it are natural storytellers who have always been curious of human behaviours and thoughts. If you are a creative, you are already an intuitive marketer. Join the convo!"