Wei He is a bilingual playwright and teaches creative writing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). Her kindergarten teacher said Wei was very energy consuming. Her elementary school teacher said the word wei-rd has her name in it. Her high school teacher said Wei was not smarter than other kids, she was only stupid in a different way. Then she got into Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and became a playwright. Her mentor, Rob Handel, said her random cursing was always fantastic and Wei said she’d be fine. She was fine. She’s still doing fine.
Her plays have received staged readings and productions at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon; Public House Theatre in Chicago; Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh; and Carnegie Mellon University School of Music.
NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT
Writing in a foreign language has been quite an adventure for me, fun and challenging. Some people have pointed out that there are a lot of images in my writing. I guess the influence comes from my mother tongue. Mandarin is an image-driven language; each character looks like a picture of stick figures.
LIST OF PLAYS
MY BIRTHDAY PARTY - MonologueBank
THE LAST NIGHT IN THE HAGUE
GET A HAT FOR ITS FEATHER
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|Source Title||Author||Description||Free sample|
|MY BIRTHDAY PARTY - Sweet Ass Mummy - W||Wei He||
W remembers the first time she met her husband as she waits for him to arrive for her midnight birthday party.
|MY BIRTHDAY PARTY One-Act Play||Wei He||
W dissects her ten-year friendship with her recently deceased best friend and finds the courage to make a life altering decision.