About Edwin

Edwin Wong believes that it’s time to reboot the ancient art of tragedy. He developed his theory of tragedy called risk theatre to align tragedy with modern concepts of chance and uncertainty. The result is a tragic stage where every dramatic act is a gambling act and risk runs riot. His book, a call to action called: The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected came out in 2019. Wong received a MA in Classics from Brown University where he concentrated in ancient theatre. He blogs on theatre at melpomeneswork.com.

Wong has taken risk theatre on the road, presenting his vision of theatre to enthusiastic audiences at the University of Victoria, the University of Calgary, UMass Boston, the Society of Classical Studies, the National New Play Network (NNPN), the Canadian Association of Theatre Research (CATR), and CAMWS. He would love to speak at your next theatre event.

YouTube link to Edwin speaking at the National New Play Network (NNPN) panel Theater & Crisis

YouTube link to Edwin speaking at the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) AGM on the intersection between probability theory and tragedy in Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes

detail from The Dead Man’s Hand