Conference Ambassador

23-27 JUNE


Ms. Louisa So


In 1991, Louisa graduated with distinction from the School of Drama, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. From 1991 to 1994, she pursued her career as an full-time actress at the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre.

Her notable stage performances include “I Have a Date with Spring”, “The Mad Phoenix”, “Love in a Fallen City”, “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land – HK Version”, “Rabbit Hole”, “I Have a Date with Autumn” and “A Dream Like a Dream”. She also participated in Project Roundabout’s productions of “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” and “The Truth” (premiere and rerun); Hong Kong Drama Society’s “Noises Off” and “Amadeus”; Hong Kong Arts Festival’s “Between Life and Death” and “The Shape of Things”; and Dionysus Contemporary’s “Le Dieu Du Carnage” (the second version). Among them, “I Have a Date with Spring” and “The Mad Phoenix” both exceeded 100 performances. “Love in a Fallen City” was successfully adapted into versions in 2002, 2005 and 2006, and toured in Shanghai, Beijing, New York and Toronto, earning the reputation of “Best Bai Liusu”. Besides, “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land – HK Version” premiered at the Beijing Capital Theatre in 2007. “Le Dieu Du Carnage” (the second version) was invited as the closing performance for the 2016 Singapore Huayi Festival.

Louisa has also performed many TV drama such as “Plain Love II”, “An Awakening Story”, “Rear Mirror”, “The Lord of Shanghai” and “The Forgotten Valley”.

Her accolades in drama and film include being nominated for Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2023 for her performance in “The Sparring Partner”; winning Best Actress (Tragedy/Drama) at the Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2003 for “Between Life and Death”; winning Best Supporting Actress (Comedy/Farce) at the Hong Kong Drama Awards in 1993 for “Noises Off” and receiving a nomination for Best Leading Actress at the 16th Shanghai Magnolia Stage Performance Arts Awards in 2006 for her role in “Love in a Fallen City.” In 2006 and 2007, she was selected as one of Hong Kong’s Top Ten TV Artists and received the Performer’s Award – My Favourite Stage Actress (Gold Award). Her hosting of “Kitchen Diva Louisa” was also selected as one of the Top Ten TV Programmes.

Her other awards and experiences include receiving the Asian Cultural Council’s Lee Hysan Scholarship in 2009 for further studies in the United States, co-founding Project Roundabout with Cheung Chi-wai and Poon Chan-leung in 2017 and serving as one of the organizers for the three-year project. In 2020, she curated the production “See You Soon” for the Theatre for Resilience Against Epidemics and received the Special Commendation Award from the International Association of Theatre Critics. In recent years, she has also served as a part-time instructor at the Hong Kong Baptist University.