Amy Tam Ka Man

COUNTRY Hong Kong SAR China

Amy Tan 2020

Amy Ka Man Tam 譚家敏 set up Amy Tam Theatre as Artistic Director in 2014. She has been appointed as the adjudicator of the Hong Kong Drama Award from 2020. She joined the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre in 2012 as a full-time actress and and drama tutor. In 2016, she was selected as the Hong Kong 100 Daughters of the Theatre.

In 2018 she was selected as the examiner of Drama, Arts Education and Arts Administration for Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Since 2015, she has been the adjudicator for the Hong Kong School Drama Festival of Hong Kong Art Institute. In 2003, she co-founded the HKUST Drama Alumni Association.

She graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor's degree in BBA(Hons) in 2000, and from Hong Kong Chinese University with a diploma for Trainers in Early Childhood Activities (Distinction) in 2016. She furthered her professional training by obtaining the Advanced Diploma of UK in Teaching, Training and Accessing Learning of City & Guilds in 2019. In 2007-2008, Amy was awarded the inaugural Hong Kong Drama Scholarship (Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies) to pursue a three-year full-time course at the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) in Singapore, where she worked with international masters and artists.

Amy is an experienced theatre practitioner, She has worked with Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Chung Ying
Theatre, AFTEC, Shakespeare For All and Theatre Space. Her teaching includes the Arts Ambassadors-in-School, directing Red/Chair in Queen Elizabeth Stadium and HKUST 20th Anniversary Musical AIDA.

Amy has directed over 100 different public and students’ shows, written over 30 plays, and acted in 60 different performances. She has taught over 6000 students and 200 schools and organisations. She teaches drama to kindergarten, primary, secondary and university students, as well as undergraduate and diploma programmes. She also teaches adults, elderly and disabled people.

In Singapore, Amy's performances included Hamletmachine (directed by Uichiro Fueda), The Divine Wind and Tears Lost in the Rain (directed by Leela Alaniz), A Woman Alone (a monodrama) and Attempts on Her Life (directed by Phillip B. Zarrilli).

In Hong Kong, her recent directing, scriptwriting and acting work includes:

  1. Director of the musical Hong Kong Express (featuring 200 performers)
  2. Actress and Creative Writer - New Vision Festival 2016 The Future Show, in collaboration with British artist Deborah Pearson
  3. Director/Producer/Actress/Playwright - Single Mother Temptation (Solo Play) - earned a lot of credits from the adjudicators and audience with this production. (by Amy Tam Theatre)
  4. 少。無知、小郯子冒險之旅、吾想死 by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre; Wizard of Oz and Volpona by AFTEC; The Silly Little Girl and the Funny Old Tree by Actors' Square; Golden Cangue by Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre; In Memory of Nadia Boulanger by Tom Lee Music Foundation; The Chalk Circle in China by 7A Class Theatre
  5. Screen work in commercials and movies