About Edwin

Born in 1974, Edwin Wong is a writer based out of Victoria, Beautiful British Columbia. His interests include theatre, Greek and Roman studies, and probability theory. He is also a licensed plumber who works as a project manager for PML Professional Mechanical. He’s worked on surgical centres, care facilities, schools, and high-rises.

Wong has been dubbed “an Aristotle for the 21st century” (David Konstan, NYU) and “independent and provocative” (Robert C. Evans, AUM) for exploring the intersection between risk and theatre. He has published two books (The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy [2019] and When Life Gives You Risk, Make Risk Theatre [2022]) and over a dozen essays on this topic. In 2022, he was one of three international academics to receive the Ben Jonson Discoveries Award for his work on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In 2018, he founded the Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Playwriting Competition, the world’s largest competition for the writing of tragedy (risktheatre.com). Wong has talked at venues from the Kennedy Center and the University of Coimbra to conferences hosted by the National New Play Network, Canadian Association of Theatre Research, Society of Classical Studies, and Classical Association of the Middle West and South. He was educated at Brown University and is on Twitter @TheoryOfTragedy.

Wong is an avid cyclist and runner. He rides a Marinoni Sportivo and completed his first marathon in 2016. He also enjoys kickboxing and, more recently, boxing at the local gym.