Alissa Anne Jeun Yi is a writer, performer, and comedian whose work has been performed everywhere from The Yard Theatre, The Arcola Theatre and at various UK festivals. In late 2018 she was part of BBC Writersoom (London Voices) and shortly after received her first two writing commissions – one from the V&A Museum and one from the Bush Theatre x Elephant West. Her theatre company Trip Hazards was recently listed as one of the Guardian’s top five young companies to watch, and she is currently developing a comedy cabaret and performance art show (BANANA) for work-in-progress showings in 2020.
In 2018, Alissa’s debut Fringe show Love Songs (developed through the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab) performed in Edinburgh; where it was nominated for two Edinburgh comedy awards, longlisted for the Tony Craze award (Soho Theatre) and received Guardian Pick of the Fringe. Love Songs since transferred to the Soho Theatre as part of their emerging artists season, where it sold out, before performing a further London run at Camden People’s Theatre. Using the show to raise money for Rights of Women, Alissa has continued to speak about empowerment after sexual violence in publications such as the Independent and TIME; as well as exploring this on the ‘After’ podcast for BBC Sounds. She is now in the process of adapting Love Songs for screen.