The entertainment business is a very strange animal to tame especially when you attempt to take on the New York scene. Actor, singer, dancer, teacher, and hospital clown, Ms. Kui-Fang Tseng has fit in very well within the twists and turns of the industry. She has brought all those disciplines to America with great anticipation.
Upon completing her studies majoring in Acting from the Department of Drama and Theater, National Taiwan University, she became certified as a hospital clown which in not so many words is a profession that specially trained clowns perform customized impromptu performances to medical and nursing facilities. The mission of a hospital clown is to lift patients’ moods with the positive power of hope and humor. Also, to release the stress for the medical staff and families of patients. She was associated with the Dr. Rednose Association which is the most prestigious one in Asia. (https://drn.org.tw/en/who-we-are-eng/)
“Drama and theater are powerful media to me. As a performer, a storyteller, I really love the process of working with a group of people and building a story together. And through our works, we can give messages to the audience and then we will receive feedback and reaction from them as well. I often obtain lots of thoughts and energy after I watch a show or any kind of performance. Hoping to bring strength and share more stories to people is the motivation that I keep chasing my dream in the field I have chosen.”
Aside from earning a degree at the University she obtained a diploma from the Steps on Broadway IISP Program. While accomplishing that task she also was honored with a certificate of GYROKINESIS® method and become a certified? GYROKINESIS® instructor. Both the GYROKINESIS® Method (on the mat and chair) and the Gyrotonic® Method (with equipment) is an original and unique movement method invented by Juliu Horvath that coordinates movement, breath, and mental focus. This unique method has also attracted such notable names like pro golfers Tiger Woods and Mark Wilson to Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Anniston, Liv Tyler, and Julianne Moore.
So far, she has had parts in productions like Rooftop Zoo 3 Unfinished Wish, which is the most popular children’s musical in Taiwan. Even more notable is the musical Mulan in which she held a crucial role, which was revised four separate times which included a tour in Singapore for two months. Ms. Tseng was also the lead actor/dancer in the music video “Siguete Moviendo” from artist Jorge Alberto in New York. The video was directed by Award-winning TV Producer Jose Iorio and the viewers of the video are over 43,000 till now.
Currently, she was granted a three year offer from the Artist-in-Residence in the Taiwan Center of NY. It is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the U.S. serving Taiwanese community members through several cultural, artistic, community, and educational activities and programs that serve to introduce and promote Taiwan and Taiwan American culture. She will be participating in upcoming shows and events throughout the year. In the meantime, she is looking towards new auditions and other productions. Ms. Tseng is shining bright in New York and only wishes to share her love for the arts with all levels of society.