【Artist-in-Residence】Ms. Chien Li-ying:Behind The Scenes and On The Stage

"Hope all interesting girls can write a play or two." —— Li-Ying, Chien


Under the Zhihu topic “What makes the playwrights?” there go lots of interesting answers: some are fooled into this job, some rely on their social networks, and some become playwrights because they write and never stop.


Ms. Chien Li-ying is a playwright. She once said, “Hope all interesting girls can write a play or two.” We can see that in her mind a playwright should have an interesting soul and playwriting is an interesting activity that even the amateurs can enjoy.


As our 13th Artist-in-Residence, Ms. Chien Li-ying will take us on a journey to the world of the playwrights. How is this world and what kind of stories there will be? Let us expect for her to tell us all about the interesting things Behind the Scenes and On the Stage.





1. Lecture丨The Creation of Stage Play

Time:2018.03.22 Thu. 17:30-19:00

Venue:Artist-in-Residence Studio, Room 101, Teaching C


2. Chien Li-ying x Tien Hsiao-tzu: Life on Stage of the Performing Artists

Time:2018.03.22  Thu.19:00-20:30

Venue:Artist-in-Residence Studio, Room 101, Teaching C


3. Stage Play Creating Workshop

Date:2018.03.24 Sat. & 2018.03.25 Sun.


Venue:Room 401, Student Centre

Place:18 Places


4. Play Reading and Watching Party

Period A:2018.03.26  Mon. 18:00-21:00

Period B:2018.03.30  Fri. 18:00-20:30

Venue:Room 315, Zhi Ren Buliding



[Artist Profile丨Ms. Chien Li-ying]


Ms. Chien Li-ying, graduated from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, was first known as the writer and director of The Party In the Womb. It is said that she is “an observer being observed” which enriches her works with many realistic meanings.


In 2011, she was selected in the April issue of magazine PAR: Performing Arts Review as one of the “Ten Rising Star of Performing Arts”.


In 2012, she was selected by the magazine PAR: Performing Arts Review as the “Person of the Year” in drama. 


In 2015, she was Artist-in-Residence of the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) in Taipei where the drama Ok, My Dear Sisters played by the 4 Chairs Theatre was premiered.


In 2017, via the NTCH Art in Residency Project, The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor (by the 4 Chairs Theatre) was premiered.


Ms. Chien has the eyes of an eagle to the reality. Through the theatres is heard her voice; and through the expression profound with thoughts is presented to the audiences her view on the society.



In 2016, the University initiated the Artist-in-Residence Program to create an artistic atmosphere on campus and to elevate student's aesthetic taste. We regularly invite top artists from various fields to reside on campus, create artworks and hold workshops with students.

The program may last 5-10 days or 1-2 months. Artists will work with or guide students to create or appreciate artworks through workshop or lectures. Artists will also take into account resources available off campus to contribute towards our development.