Education Programme Supervisor
A graduate of the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka with a Master of Arts Degree in Buddhist Studies, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) majoring in acting, Eric Leung also holds a Certificate in Secondary Education from the Education University of Hong Kong (formerly Hong Kong Institute of Education), a Certificate in Secondary Education (Chinese) and a Certificate of Registration as a Teacher. He has been a recipient of the Society of APA Scholarship, the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship, and the Hong Kong Buddhist Association’s Dharma Ambassador Scholarship.
Prior to joining the HKRep, Leung served as Education and Outreach Manager at the Alice Theatre Laboratory, also appearing on stage in numerous critically-acclaimed productions, including such original works as The Hong Kong Three Sisters, Once the Muse Speaks, 1001 Nights of Pasolini, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Seven Boxes Possessed of Kafka, as well as Bertolt Brecht’s Fear and Misery of the Third Reich and Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. For his portrayal of Clov (Endgame), Leung won the Outstanding Actor award in the 5th Hong Kong Theatre Libre and was nominated as Best Actor (Tragedy/Drama) at the 22nd Hong Kong Drama Awards. Among his directorial output for the stage are The Story of Ah Q (The Call of Lu Xun), The Pioneering Youth Theatre Project’s Ten Utterances from Dreams (co-director, nominated for The Best Stage Effects at the 6th Hong Kong Theatre Libre), The Poem of Taboos and Shakespeare’s Villains Medley. As an actor, he has participated in the Chinese Drama Festival, Taipei Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Liang’an Theatre Festival, Kuandu Arts Festival, Wuzhen Theatre Festival and Macau Arts Festival.
Leung is a veteran in fostering theatre education. For three years, he worked in a primary school where he devised and taught the drama curriculum. He has trained teachers at kindergarten, primary and secondary levels. His productions as actor/teacher include the Theatre in Education programmes The Legend of Princess Kei Ming and 3016 (Hundred Schools of Thought from Ancient China) as well as stage works based on The Romance of Three Kingdoms and Journey to the West. Leung has designed many Drama in Education courses focusing on iconic figures such as Lu Xun, Eileen Chang, Franz Kafka, Salvador Dali and Richard Wagner, enlivening interest in learning among the students. He frequently teaches movement training, inspiring participants to express themselves using their bodies.