Jacky Yik Kei Chan is a graduate in drama and theatre arts and has awarded a scholarship for his postgraduate study in arts administration and cultural policy from Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2016, his directed work, Love is Colder than Death Deconstructed was nominated as Best Director in The Hong Kong Theatre Libre by 101arts.net. He is now a freelance director, actor, arts educator and administrator.
During his years in Goldsmiths, Chan has several internships in London, including artsdepot, The Finborough Theatre and The Rowan Arts Project, where he put his arts admin studies into practice. Upon his graduation, he joined The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC), a Hong Kong based theatre company specializing in youth theatre and arts learning. Chan administrated theatre productions and arts learning projects including The Jockey Club “From Page to Stage™” Programme 2013-14 The Lost World, 2012-13 The Lost World, Bilingual Youth Theatre productions such as Hiawatha, Rattigan Double Bill and The Lost World (Re-run), and Bravo! Hong Kong Youth Theatre Awards 2013-14.
Chan is an actor during his years in London and Hong Kong. He acted in several school productions such as Wasteland, Wish me Well and Get Together. He also performed in the UEFA Champions League Opening Ceremony at Wembley in 2011, an ultra football competition in Europe. His recent involvement in drama productions includes Our Death Won’t Hurt Any Body (Grec Festival Barcelona, Tang Shu Wing Theatre Studio), Macbeth (Hong Kong, The Globe Neuss Shakespeare Festival, Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw, Indijia, Tang Shu Wing Theatre Studio), Kassandra – oder die Welt als Ende der Vorstellung, Waking Dreams in 1984 (On & On Theatre Workshop), The Help, My Red Tower, Death in Hong Kong (Fiesta Space), The Impossibility of Offending the Audience, Love is Colder than Death Deconstructed, Jacklam’s 20th Anniversary, Jacklam always (Inspire Workshop), Belief Soars (Re-run) (Stage 64) and An Angel’s Gift (Cinematic Theatre).
Chan’s film experience include 29+1, PG Love, The Gigolo 2 and The Gigolo. He also has drama-teaching related experience in education institutions and NGOs in Hong Kong.