Grace Chin is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based creative writer and editor, performer, producer and arts administrator, as well as a content marketing specialist for corporate and not-for-profit clients. She is General Manager with Ruby Slippers Theatre, Executive Director of Crazy8s Film Society, a board member with Vancouver Short Film Festival, and co-founder of the Pan Asian Staged Reading Society and its script development platform, Scripting Aloud.
A produced playwright, optioned screenwriter and published author, she is a member of the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada and the Union of British Columbia Performers/ACTRA. Grace was Festival Director of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival and has served on the board of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre and Vancouver Asian Heritage Month, as well as on other performing arts juries, committees, and panels. As a performer, she has most recently appeared on episodic series and features for television and film including for ABC, CBS, CW, E!, Showcase, Freeform, Hallmark, Lifetime, CBC, Netflix, and AppleTV+, as well as independent production. Grace has a BA in English Literature (Hons) from the University of British Columbia, and accreditation in journalism from Langara College. She is googleable.
Being an Asian-Canadian working in the performing arts means, to me – showing up, sticking around, and being of service. We’re here, we’ve been here, and will be here – not just for a good time, but for a long time, and in every department of the performing arts and level of arts administration and board and government oversight, as long as it takes to achieve all the things. Also, somebody’s got to take one for the team. There are many of us doing this! But that’s the deal – nothing without service or sacrifice. Nina Lee Aquino once said to me in an interview, “I go where I’m needed.” That resonated with me and continues to do so, to this day.