Ra Chapman is a Korean-Australian writer and actor. She has strong ties with the adoption community and works closely with Asian-Australian and diverse artists. Ra is an alumni of the Besen Writers Group (Malthouse Theatre) and was awarded the 2018 Hot Desk Fellowship (Wheeler Centre). Her play K-BOX, won the 2021 Patrick White Playwright Award and premiered on the Mainstage at Malthouse in 2022, where she is currently an Artist in Residence.
Ra was selected to take part in StoryLab, a VicScreen funded development program for diverse screenwriters and was the StoryLab 2.0 Program Coordinator. She attended the 2019 AFTRS State Talent Camp and subsequently earned herself a place in the highly competitive 2020 AFTRS National Talent Camp. Also in 2020, Ra received ABC Fresh Start development funding for her original digital comedy series WHITE FEVER and the following year was granted further funding to adapt the comedy into a TV series.
Ra recently wrote on Horror anthology NIGHTBLOOMERS (SBS) and Hamlet adaptation, BECAUSE THE NIGHT (Malthouse) and is currently under commission on various projects across television and theatre.
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