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ABOUT

Zhui Ning Chang (she/they) is a Malaysian editor, writer, educator, sensitivity reader, and theatre practitioner based in London, UK. Her work engages with topics such as decolonialisation, migration and diaspora, speculative futures, and building support and solidarity through storytelling.

As an editor, Zhui Ning has extensive experience across genres, mediums, and age groups; she especially enjoys science fiction/fantasy/horror, historical fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, and academic texts in the arts and humanities. Zhui Ning also provides sensitivity reading services. Her clients include independent authors, game designers, and companies such as Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Sourcebooks, and Milkweed Editions. She also works with education institutions to create culturally responsive materials. Please see Reading/Editing Services for a detailed breakdown of her services.

In theatre, Zhui Ning is an award-winning director, producer, and workshop leader. 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 the Connections Producer at Global Voices Theatre, previously 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. 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. Currently, she is a PhD researcher in transnational Southeast Asian literature at Birkbeck, University of London, supported by AHRC CHASE.