K. Y. Stanley Lin is a theatre director and photographer, based in London and trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Prior to Central, he received training from a number of directing programmes, including Harvard University and The Juilliard School. He is most known for a blend of collaborative devising approaches and idiosyncratic aesthetics through an attention to implication, detail and vision in realising theatrical endeavours. As a theatre director, he is fascinated by the power of live performance to penetrate the hearts of both the performers and the audience, and believes theatre would be a perfect platform to celebrate humanity and human being if our artists could take more risks and challenge ourselves and the audience to think and discuss and––from the discussion––to learn who we really are.
He has a particular passion for, and expertise with tackling classical and contemporary texts in a creative form. By creating a conversation with them, he hopes the audience not to interpret the productions by their prior knowledge, but to have a sense of déjà vu, that is, to re-experience the stories and interrogate them from another angle, which might inspire them to go beyond to see how a whole area of living experience that seems close to their own concerns is also close to the concerns of the people in the world around them.
Stanley is currently touring A Night at 64 Emptiness Lane, an ensemble devised comedy about modern dating, and collaborating as a dramaturge and photographer in Walking Variations with HyeJeong Yoon. From 2012 to 2015, he was Artistic Director of the Theatre Department at Tainan Holiness Church, where he led on 11 original cabarets and directed 8 productions.
Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder - Across the River Theatre Company
Nov 2015 - Present
Integration Engineer - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Oct 2012 - Oct 2015
Artistic Director of the Theatre Department - Tainan Holiness Church
Sep 2012 - Oct 2015
Advanced Theatre Practice (Directing) - MA - The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Directing - Short Course - The Juilliard School
Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
Stage Directing and Film Directing - Short Course - Harvard University
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Photonics - MSc - National Cheng Kung University
Feb 2011 - Jun 2012
Mechanical Engineering - BSc - National Chung Cheng University
Sep 2008 - Jan 2011
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