News & Updates

Feb. 2019

I am delighted to announce that I am invited back to south of Taiwan, to teach acting for aspiring film and TV talents in June. More details to come!

Jan.2019

I feel privileged to have yet another chance be by Kristin Linklater’s side! The National Kaoshiung Center of Arts(WeiWuYing) is hosting another Linklater voice workshop: I will teach the entry level of Linklater Voice, and Kristin will be teaching the master class with me being her translator. It’s been three years since last we visited Kaoshiung together, I am excited to bring the work to Actors in Taiwan again! Linklater Voice Workshop at WEiWuYing


Dec.2018

The trailer is out! Feature film The Very Last Day which is my first feature as the lead, has gained some attraction from festivals! We went to Venice, now on to New Deli! Hopefully we can show you the film soon :)

Dec.2018

Voice Over work! I am delighted to announce that you might hear on air someday after two recording sessions with Johnson and Johnson, and Dove Commercials! You might not understand it tho—it’s in Chinese.

Nov.2018

Going back on the Off Broadway Urban Stages in NYC! This time I will be in two plays in a series of 14 plays’ stage readings to celebrate Urban Stages’ 14 years of success in producing original, diverse, and important plays from versatile playwrights all over the worlds: Comfort Women, and A Deal. (Both as lead): INFO

Oct.2018

And that’s a wrap!! After a year’s of hiatus, we are finally back on track and wrapping up the thrilling short film "The Wrong One” in D.C area, starring yours truly. I look forward to presenting you the trailer soon!

Aug.2018

I am honored to be invited for the panel held by WSDC in Taiwan. I will be present with the playwright Zhu Yi, speaking about the experience we had last December in New York, putting up our Off Broadway debut A Deal which I had the utmost pleasure playing the lead role. More info: WSDC

June 2018

I am pleased to announce that I will be attending Quick Sliver Theatre’s annual Playwrights of Color Summit festival in Geneva, Upstate New York. I will be the lead in this intense mystical drama Bear Women, written by Inés Del Castillo.  It’s a 5 days’ workshop with all the brilliant artists from East Coast!

Feb. 2018

The Very Last Day

And that’s a wrap! I am delighted to have the honor starring as the lead in the thriller drama The Very Last Day, directed by French director Cedric Jouarie. The dark past of Julia has been revealed after 20 years by a familiar plot from a new novel published by famous writer Raymond. What would she do?

The process of making this movie has been tough. It might be the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced in my career. I hope to see the final story doing our hard work some justice. :)

Nov.2017

World Premiere! Wei-Yi is the lead character in a new play A Deal! And she's proud to say that she's the first non-American Taiwanese actress to lead an Off Broadway play! Come see her fight her way thru fame, and the sacrifice she's willing to take on in the crazy journey. Information: Urbanstages

Like many new upper-middle-class Chinese families, Mr. and Mrs. Li are proud to give their only daughter a life they could only dream of (an Ivy League degree in art and an apartment in Manhattan), until they realize she’s turning into a dangerous stranger.    A DEAL is a dark comedy that features a Chinese family’s home buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real estate property ownership by overseas Chinese and a sharp decline in the value of the Chinese yuan against the US dollar. It reveals the ideological conflicts between the East and the West in contemporary society by tracking a little stream of the global cash flow.    This is the first Off-Broadway production for internationally known playwright Zhu Yi and A DEAL will simultaneously tour China in Mandarin.

Like many new upper-middle-class Chinese families, Mr. and Mrs. Li are proud to give their only daughter a life they could only dream of (an Ivy League degree in art and an apartment in Manhattan), until they realize she’s turning into a dangerous stranger.

A DEAL is a dark comedy that features a Chinese family’s home buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real estate property ownership by overseas Chinese and a sharp decline in the value of the Chinese yuan against the US dollar. It reveals the ideological conflicts between the East and the West in contemporary society by tracking a little stream of the global cash flow.

This is the first Off-Broadway production for internationally known playwright Zhu Yi and A DEAL will simultaneously tour China in Mandarin.

Oct.2017

The award-winning new play Issei, He Say, is set to premiere at New Jersey Rep Theatre in 2018! 

Wei-Yi is honored to be offered playing the leading role in this play, discussing the deep and complex relationship between two Asian regions- Japanese, and Chinese. Can they put the traumatic history behind them and forgive? More info to come! NJ Rep Company

Sep.2017

Wei-Yi is shooting a short thriller "The Wrong One" in D.C Washington! As the lead character, her role is taking her to an abandoned house to seek the regret she hasn't had a chance to face with from the past.... 

Aug,2017

The Last Painting won Best Picture in  de Granada Cines del Sur de 2017, and it's coming to Taiwan Theaters on 9/22! Mark your calendar, and join us for the premier! 

July 2017

Booked a leading role in the short film Do You Hear Me? along with one cute DOG! 7 days in LA is going to be a furry adventure :)

Mar.2017

We are going to Tribeca Film Festival!

I am honored to announce that the online content series Two Sentence Horror Story on Stage13network is the official selection in TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL #TFF2017 N.O.W program! I play the lead named Mona, and this is also my first horror film! I couldn't be more happier, more honored to be a part of this creative team, and incredible story directed/written by Vera Miao. Come see my in NYC on 4/29 @6pm!  

 

Feb.2017

The Last Painting by the director Chen Hung-I, which I had the honor to star as the supporting lead is selected to be the opening film for 2017 Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei. On top top of that, I am heading over to Rotterdam, Netherlands for the IFFR world Premier! Please take a look at the newest trailer, and if you happen to be in Netherlands, come meet me at the cinema ;) 
IFFR The Big Screen Awards| IMDB

Jan.2017

The Last Painting. The feature film I shot last year( as supporting lead) is selected by International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), competing for the VPRO Big Screen Award 2017. Feeling honored and nervous, as I am going to Netherlands for our world premier! Fingers crossed, I wish this film gets recognitions and maybe, some awards:) My IMDB

Dec.2016

I am honored to be invited by Shanghai Theatre Academy as a translator/assistant teacher for Linklater Voice Workshop. Along with Kristin Linklater herself, I will be visiting Shanghai for the first time. Can't wait to meet all the students, aspiring actors, and esteemed acting teachers from the top universities in China.

 

Nov.2016

'Tis confirmed that the exciting play A Deal is coming back on EST! I have the honor to be invited back with the talented team as the lead actress in the play, and I can't wait to show the public this important play that conveys a voice that's never been heard before. More details to come, but do mark your calendar from 4/19 to 4/22, 2017!

 

Oct.2016

Huge Thanks to The O'Neill Theatre(just received their National Medal of Arts from President Obama!)for a wonderful residency for Made In China! The play will be premiered in NYC next year, I can't wait to share this amazing puppet musical with you all. 

 

SEP. 2016

IT'S OFFICIAL! I will be the lead in one of episodes from Two Sentence Horror Stories. A short story that has a surprising twist at the end. Stay tuned!LA, I am coming to you! Wei-Yi's IMDB

 

Aug, 2016

I will be teaching an Acting workshop/intensive in Taiwan again. We got great feedback from the last workshop, and I really can't wait for exploring more with aspiring eager actors in Taiwan!

Information Regarding the workshop: details and teaser.

July, 2016

My short film Seven Train trailer came out! Just a little teaser, the film will come shortly. Worked on this project with the Canadian Taiwanese Kevin Tseng and talented co-star Kenneth Lee, I had such a good time being me, and touched on that old memory of mine. This was a very personal journey.

Seven Train (Trailer)

June, 2016

Being cast in a play A Deal, written by the award-winning playwright Zhu-Yi. A staged reading at Ensemble Theatre in NYC on 6/7, I will be playing the lead actress Liu. Come see this well constructed show, full of surprises and tons talents! http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/zhu-yi

June, 2016

I am honored to announce that I will be in the production of Finding Owen Wilson, a short film in NYC as the lead actor. More details to come!

May. 2016

Contract signed! I am officially the cast of MADE IN CHINA, slated to premiere in NYC, 2017 at 59E59! We've got two more exciting residencies to go before we present to New York Audience. First stop: O'neill Theatre, CT. For more information about the show: Wakka Wakka Theatre Company

April. 2016

http://www.wac.gov.tw/homestyle.php?styl=02&strlink=LiteratureDetail01&lit_id=972

Invited by Wei-Wu Ying( Kaohsiung, Taiwan) festival to assist teaching Linklater Voice Technique workshop with the great Kristin Linklater! I feel honoured and pressured--have to bring my A-game for the students in Taiwan who would be blown away by Linklater Voice system's magic! 

Mar.to May. 2016

Wrapped the feature Film " Terrorizers in Love" as the supporting lead! It was an amazing experience working with the award-winning director Hung-Yi Chen 陳宏一. Can't wait to see the final cut!

 

Feb. 2016

http://www.larktheatre.org/whats-happening/events/shadows/

Have the honor to be one of the lead actors for the public reading in the Lark Theatre. Two showings, and one QA session will be host by both David Henry Hwang and Stan Lai. A great honor on my end indeed, as I'd have the privilege to be in the same room with a group of amazing artists( Mainly Asian Americans! ), and workshop on the story I've longed for playing a part for a long time. Come see this incredible play unfolds its mystical secrets.

Feb. 2016

Wei-Yi will hold her first Acting classes for aspiring actors and stars at Cultural University in Taiwan. Excting time! 大夏數位傳播課程頁面。

Feb,2016

Wei-Yi has booked her first feature film supporting Lead in the movie Terrorizer In Love which is slated to shoot on March in Taiwan! More info to come!

Jan. 2016

Lady Gaga's newest PSA single "Till It Happen TO You", written by Diane Warren, has been nominated for Oscar and Grammy this year. I am honored to star in this important video and had the privilege to work with Catherine Hardwicke, and the great artists involved in the project. Let's hope for some well-deserved wins :) 

Sep. 2015

Contract signed!

The Puppet Musical Made In China, produced by Wakka Wakka Theatre Company is taking Wei-Yi and the cast to Norway! A two-month-full residency is about to cook some delicious art in the oven! 

http://www.wakkawakka.com/ FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 
 

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