Posted: 04 January 2021
The newest member of Team Tamasha: Tuyet Van Huynh
We’re thrilled to welcome Tuyet to Tamasha, who’ll be taking over the reins as our new Digital Producer.
British Vietnamese & Chinese, Tuyet is an advocate in amplifying and championing underrepresented voices in the arts. She is always looking at ways in how to raise the profile of BESEA arts and artists within the UK cultural industry and increase this voice and representation within the UK’s cultural discourse. She is one of the founding members and on the board of British East Asian in Theatre and on Screen (BEATS) organisation which is not-for-profit. Tuyet is the cofounder of VanThanh Productions, a platform for enabling minority groups to tell their own stories. In 2019/2020 she produced the first and second British Vietnamese productions to have ever hit UK stages. She is also the Co-Director & Producer of Interactive Film LTD. She has previously worked as a Digital Producer at the National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio. She also holds an MA in Film Programming and Curating.
Who inspires you?
It is hard to say that only one person inspires me as it shifts and changes. Inspiration comes to me when I see and feel the energy of passion coming from people and this can manifest in so many different ways. Thus I get really inspired by so many different people and the root of it is their passion for what they love.
What’s the best book you’ve read recently?
The best book I have read recently is ‘Forgotten Women: The Leaders’ by Zing Tsjeng. It is a collection that uncovers the lost histories of women who over thousands of years, have refused to accept the hand they were dealt and have changed the course of our futures forever. This is where I learned of the Trung Sisters, who were the first Vietnamese military leaders who led the first Vietnamese independence movement. They established an autonomous state in Vietnam after rebelling in AD40 against the Chinese Han Overlords for three years. Absolutely amazing.
What’s something you’re proud of?
One of the things I am most proud of is being honest with myself in all that I do, both professionally and personally.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I always dreamed of being a TV presenter which is hilarious because as an adult one of the things I fear most is speaking in front of large groups of people.
What’s your idea of a perfect day?
My idea of the perfect day is to watch all of Twin peaks (Season 1), Fire Walk With Me (Season 2 and then Season 3). Of course there are not that many hours in the day to accomplish this but one can dream.
And finally, how do you feel about joining Tamasha?
SUPER EXCITED! I have been following Tamasha for a number of years now and I love everything that they do for British Theatre. I think it is important to have a place that gives a platform to develop emerging and established artists as well as creatives, not just the platform, but a nurturing safe space to have their voice heard, championed and be part of a community. Tamasha stands behind #representationmatters and I am really looking forward to working with the amazing team and the projects planned.
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