Born in 1974, Edwin Wong is a writer based out of Victoria, Beautiful British Columbia. His interests include theatre, Greek and Roman studies, and economics. 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.
Edwin lives in the heart of the theatre district in a converted church. He received his BA in Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Victoria in 2004. He was also a Joukowsky Fellow at Brown University, where he received a MA in the Classics in 2007.
Edwin is an avid cyclist and runner. He rides a Marinoni Sportivo and completed his first marathon in 2016. He also enjoys kickboxing at Peterecs, the local gym. In 2018, he founded the Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition with Langham Court Theatre. It’s the world’s largest playwriting competition for the writing of tragedy (https://risktheatre.com/). The competition is based on his book, The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected, a bold new theory of tragedy that makes risk the dramatic fulcrum of the action.