kathy ng

am a playwright, librettist and hybrid theater-maker from hong kong (pls liberate), currently based in brooklyn (pls liberate). the content of my stuff-stuff changes day to day, but most of them often deal with the actions of magnification and collage. i like to disrupt, communicate accumulation, and chart the starry conditions of non-humanity. i like to write about bugs, food, and MOMENTOUS BOOBS.

email (for more info or to just say hi!) 


work 1

after a brief involuntary stint in a psych ward (bellevueee), i re-watched a national geographic utube video in which a parasitic wasp implants a caterpillar with her eggs, that’s how she reproduces. at the time, the image of a million maggots exploding out of a parasitized caterpillar really spoke to how i felt about my experience in the psych unit. ooooo
“maggot boi” was my mfa thesis wrritten with alien music man henco espag. is a three-part, full length, musical-opera, cosmic bug fever dream. squeezed out of the feeling of sticky fist. 

how to consume? 

“maggot boi” was originally intended to have a workshop production spring 2020, produced through theatre now new york. alas, canceled due to covid. stay tuned for updates + email for libretto/demos! 

watch the natgeo utube video! 

maggot boi 

work 2

hm...how to describe. 
the vibe and dreamspace is “samson” by regina spektor and may 21, 1921 when a wonder graced the nation through the form of pre-sliced white bread. featuring a purple potato, someone tired, a nasal spray addict, and an annoyling quirky corpse that ferments into a pickle. a thousand years pass. another thousand passes again. somewhere in the middle of all that time, a sandwich is made. does the wonder ever come? 

a full-length play. 

how to consume? 

email for script! 

learn more about wonder bread! 

bread and daddies

work 3

what ghosts are living in those walls that surround her day and night? i hope they are good and kind. 

a full-length in progress. a story about the horrors of postmodern isoluation. full of stacked bodies, vomit, creamy tentacles and dead dead city birds. honoroable mention for the hearth’s virtual retreat commission. 

how to consume? 

stay tuned~~~

read about the hello kitty murder

happy life 

other works

1/ aya’s last day 

you know how sometimes when you’re served a really fancy slab of wagyu beef, you receive a death certificate of the cow that you’re eating, and it’s weird? 

a 20 min musical about one of those cows, written with magic composer jarrett murray

better than kobe beef? 

2/ dog god

we are the little red guards
chairman mao’s little red army
today we lead the red revolution
tomorrow we turn the whole world red!!! 

a 30 min cubist musical about autocracy, china, and the weaponizaiton of childen, written with axeman maestro mike meketa

read about the chinese cultural revolution

3/ july vibrations of blubber

july is here, the one that ate your skin, and she’s not planning on leaving this time. 

a 10 min opera about the those walruses falling off the cliffs in sibera, written with wondrous composer nathan riebli

our planet, walrus  

how to consume? 

email for scripts! 

styrofoam study

short short short 

ppl i lov +++ resources

thank u, dreamy collaborators (check them out!)

tristen moseley (playwright, librettist)
henco espag (composer)
jarret murray (composer) 
mike meketa (composer) 
martha-emily harvel (composer)
nathan riebli (composer) 

writers i lov, lov, lov (look them up!!!)

ruth ozeki, kim hyesoon, roxane gay, maggie nelson, maría irene fornés, aleshea harris, hideki noda, julia izumi, celine song, frances ya-chu cowhig, gracie gardner, ocean vuong, kazuo ishiguro, adrienne kennedy, sarah kane, donna dinovelli, catherine imbriglio 

links (learning + actions)

donate to The Conscious Kid’s Anti-Racist children’s books education fund 

donate to aclu oregan 

donate to homeless Black Trans women fund

donate to The Okra Project

read about the hong kong revoulution

specifically about china’s national security law 

watch john oliver on china and its genocidal persecution of the Uighurs 

and then sign a petition

inside of fridge, a blessed place