Born in 1965 in Changhun, Meng Jinghui studied direction at the Central Academy of Drama in China. In 1997, he founded the Meng Theatre Studio, and is also the director of the Beehive Theatre in Beijing. He also serves as artistic director of several festivals in China and has directed several films. A pioneer of avant-garde theatre, he has been recognised since the 1990s for his political, creative, funny, and ironic adaptions of classic (Samuel Beckett, Dario Fo, Eugène Ionesco, Tang Xianzu) and contemporary plays (Rhinoceros in Love, I Love XXX) alike. His shows have been performed throughout the world.