Alissa Anne Jeun Yi is a mixed-race Chinese writer, actor and drag king from Kent, now based in London. Alissa is currently working on their second play for the Bush Theatre, as well as their own original projects for film and TV.
Alissa trained through the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab in 2018 where they wrote their debut play, LOVE SONGS; which debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe and transferred to Soho Theatre. It received Guardian Pick of the Fringe, was nominated for two comedy awards and the Tony Craze Award. Alissa then went onto develop their first TV pilot through the BBC Writersroom Drama Room development scheme in 2020, and progressed onto the BBC TV Drama Writer’s Programme in 2021.
In 2021, Alissa was part of the writers’ room for the BBC / Working Title adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s book EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE, and a young adult series with Netlfix / Leftbank Pictures. More recently they have worked on multiple writer’s rooms with Working Title, Brock Media and Warp Films.