Kyo Choi is from South Korea. Her first job was as Far East Correspondent for Reuters and she worked in Asia reporting primarily on financial news. She subsequently moved to London to work in banking. In a career switch, she enrolled in the M.A. Creative Writing at the Royal Holloway, University of London, graduating with a Distinction in 2010. Her first play, Empowered, was selected for Arcola Theatre’s new writing festival, PlayWROUGHT, and performed as a staged reading in February 2016. She wrote her second play The Apology about wartime sexual slavery whilst on attachment to Yellow Earth Theatre and further developed it with the National Theatre. The Apology will be produced by Yellow Earth in Autumn 2020 at the Arcola Theatre and on tour. Kyo was also on attachment to the National Theatre studio in 2019 and is working with BBC writersroom on a new TV script as well as developing new projects for stage and screen.
The Apology – to open at the Arcola Theatre
Mother, Saviour (TV)- BBC Writers room British East Asian script editing initiative
Attachment with the New Work Department at the National Theatre Studio
The Apology – In development with Yellow Earth Theatre and The National Theatre
Empowered – Selected for Arcola Theatre’s PlayWROUGHT,