JANNETTE CHEONG author of "Pagoda," began writing poetry while an arts tudent in London in the late 1960s. She worked with composer Gavin Bryars, filmmaker Steve Dwoskin, and poet Eric Mottram. Her career in education and international collaboration includes working with countries around the world, the OECD* and the World Bank. In early 2009 she facilitated a China-UK musical theatre forum at the Barbican Centre. She began writing lyrics in recent years with composer Adrian Payne. Her interest in noh developed after meeting the Oshima family in Japan and attending a Theatre Nohgaku writer’s workshop led by Richard Emmert in Washington DC. She developed Pagoda as a noh play drawing on her heritage and experience of living in China.