Penpals is a column where our friends in the media write us a letter and fill in some blanks. Today’s Penpal is Wayne Leung, a writer/editor, and a devotee of the theatre and performing arts. He has been the Managing Editor of Mooney on Theatre for the past four years. By day, he works on the communications team of a medical humanitarian organization. He loves to travel, and is also an avid foodie and a rocket scientist.
In the beginning I wanted to reach the stars. But then I discovered my passion for humanity and its expression through the arts.
If I had to choose between Paris and London, I’d choose London.
My favourite thing about my job is discovering new work and talent that truly excite me and then getting to share my excitement with the world. But sometimes it can get a little hectic with the volume of pitches that land in my inbox.
When I need to cool down I go for sushi.
Print is establishment. Social media is disruptive.
At night I dream about running away and joining the circus.
Right now I’m loving immersive theatre and how it’s completely changing the audience-performer dynamic and turning the notion of what “theatre” is on its head.
My favourite yoga position is ice cream.
PR professionals make me curious professionally since I sort of am one by day. I wish they would let me pick their brains and tease out their best ideas so I can claim them as my own and get a raise.
Before I go, I want you to know that there is so much cultural richness in Toronto; this big, beautiful city of ours. Don’t take it for granted, get out there and experience it… It’s why it costs so much to live here, so you may as well take full advantage of the access we have to art and culture.