Yen-Rong Wong

is a writer of creative nonfiction currently based in Meanjin (Brisbane).

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Culture November 26, 2022

First Casualty

Queensland Theatre’s First Casualty takes an unvarnished look at the costs of the war in Afghanistan.

Culture November 12, 2022

Boy, Lost

Queensland Theatre’s adaptation of the memoir Boy, Lost is a powerful examination of the price of removing children from their families.

Culture September 24, 2022


Tiddas combines a portrayal of the warmth and strength of sisterhood with a rebuke to the publishing industry for being slow to appreciate Indigenous talent.

Culture September 10, 2022

Brisbane Festival

This year’s Brisbane Festival focuses on work that connects people across cultures and generations.

Culture August 20, 2022

The Whitewash

Hollywood has a storied history of tapping white actors to play Asian roles, traditionally in yellowface and now by simply “reimagining” them as white. It hides behind the capitalist claim of “marketability” – the notion that people don’t …

Culture February 19, 2022

The Wider Earth

The Dead Puppet Society’s The Wider Earth is a captivating enactment of Charles Darwin’s discovery of evolution.

Culture November 06, 2021

Return to the Dirt

Sometimes, as Steve Pirie’s play Return to the Dirt demonstrates, the best way to talk about death is through humour.

Culture September 11, 2021

Boy Swallows Universe

The stage adaptation of Boy Swallows Universe is a celebration of Brisbane – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Culture July 31, 2021

Prima Facie

Suzie Miller’s powerful one-woman play Prima Facie explores how sexual assault victims are let down by the legal system.

Culture June 26, 2021

White Pearl

Anchuli Felicia King’s play White Pearl explores the complex subtexts of the Asian obsession with skin-whitening cosmetics.

Culture May 22, 2021

Taming of the Shrew

Queensland Theatre’s staging of William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew nods to contemporary gender politics, but fails to address it in a meaningful way.

Culture February 13, 2021

Our Town

Queensland Theatre’s production of  Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town has fresh poignancy in a time of pandemic.

Culture November 28, 2020

The Holidays

Behind the dad jokes, Queensland Theatre’s The Holidays is an ambitious play about family connection through dark times.