Kon Yi studied Chinese Literature at the Korean National University and completed his Master of Arts in directing. In cooperation with the theatre companies Jeock and ZakEunSchinHwa, he has staged, among other things: Dylan Thomas’ Milkwood, Thomas Mann’s The Transposed Heads and Leehyang Dong’s A Hut next to the Railway. From 2008 to 2011, he pursued his MFA in Theatre Directing at Columbia University under Anne Bogart and Brian Kulic. He staged Walkabout Yeolha at the Riverside Theatre, and Pride by David Fierro at the Frigid Fringe Festival. Upon his return to Korea, he worked on Macbeth (Seoul Arts Center, Jayu Theatre), True Love (Seoul Performance Festival), Alcestis (Naon Theatre) and in 2013 as an associate director with the Romanian director Gabor Tompa and Korean actors on Danton’s Death. Kon Yi is a lecturer at the Korea National University, where he focuses on reinterpretations of classical plays.