Founder and Artistic Director
As the most acclaimed Chinese theatre director in the international theatre firmament, Meng Jinghui is most known for his iconoclastic experimental works, which are highly influential among the young vanguard of Chinese theatre and film directors. Meng is a director at the National Theatre of China, and is well known for his creative and versatile artistry, which has opened up new aspects of contemporary Chinese theatre. He has created over 40 works since the 1990s, and the emergence of each one has been met with strong responses.
Meng’s well-known works include Rhinoceros in Love, Two Dogs, To Live, Four Dreams, Amber, Letter from An Unknown Woman, The Murder of Hanging Garden, The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, I Love XXX, Guns, Lies and Roses, Mermaid by the Backwater, He Has Two Pistols with White and Black Eyes, Bonjour Tristesse, The Bedbug, The Good Person of Szechwan, Soft, New Love Concept, and Nine And A Half Love. Meng is also the Artistic Director of the Beijing International Fringe Festival and Beijing Beehive Theatre.
Having a high international profile, Meng has not only had his works performed at many international arts festivals, but also toured his works to many countries, including Germany, the U.S., Japan, France, Britain, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil and Egypt. His publications include Avantgarde Drama Archives and Meng Jinghui’s Experimental Theatre Archives.
In 2013, Meng Jinghui co-founded Wuzhen Theatre Festival with Chen Xianghong, Huang Lei and Stan Lai.