Zhui Ning Chang (she/they) is a Malaysian editor, sensitivity reader and theatre practitioner based in London and Singapore. Her work engages with topics such as decoloniality, migration and diaspora communities, speculative futures, and queer hopepunk action.
Zhui Ning edits on a freelance basis, with a specific interest in works by writers from underrepresented backgrounds. Her primary focus is in genre fiction, particularly science fiction, fantasy and horror. Zhui Ning provides sensitivity reader services for a variety of lived experiences, with previous clients including HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. Please see Reading/Editing Services for a detailed breakdown of her services.
In theatre, Zhui Ning is an award-winning director, producer, and facilitator. Her practice focuses on intercultural performance, multilingual storytelling, and theatre as resistance. Zhui Ning's directing work has been presented with companies in the UK, USA and Singapore. She works mainly in new plays, and also has experience in devising, musicals, opera, and audio drama.
Zhui Ning is an Associate Director at Flux Theatre and Connections Producer at Global Voices Theatre, the current resident company at the Roundhouse. She is a co-founder of Lazy Native, a theatre collective championing Southeast Asian artists and stories, and facilitates the British East and Southeast Asian Media Network (BEAM). As a facilitator, she has run workshops on spoken word poetry, creating multilingual theatre, and how to decolonise creative practice.
Zhui Ning trained on Tamasha Theatre's Director Programme with Sita Thomas and on the Young Vic Genesis Programme. She holds an MA Text and Performance from Birkbeck College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and a BA (Hons) Liberal Arts with a major in Comparative Literature from King's College London.