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.
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.
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
Amanda Lin as Mandy
Kenzie Tsang as Production Assistant