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Desdemona Chiang

 
Bio:
Desdemona Chiang is a stage director based in Seattle, WA and Ashland, OR. Co-Founder of Azeotrope (Seattle). Directing credits include Guthrie Theater, South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, California Shakespeare Theater, Seattle ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Desdemona Chiang is a stage director based in Seattle, WA and Ashland, OR. Co-Founder of Azeotrope (Seattle). Directing credits include Guthrie Theater, South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, California Shakespeare Theater, Seattle ... (read complete bio)
 

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Stage Manager Matthew Luppino, Desdemona Chiang, Steven Eng, Playwright Jeanne Sakata Photo

Stage Manager Matthew Luppino, Desdemona Chiang, Steven Eng, Playwright Jeanne Sakata, Set Designer Se Hyun Oh, Dramaturg Gina Pisasale, Zak Berkman

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Jeanne Sakata, Steven Eng and Desdemona Chiang Photo

Jeanne Sakata, Steven Eng and Desdemona Chiang

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02/22/2020
Gina Pisasale, Jeanne Sakata, Matthew Luppino, Desdemona Chiang, Steven Eng Photo

Gina Pisasale, Jeanne Sakata, Matthew Luppino, Desdemona Chiang, Steven Eng

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02/22/2020
Desdemona Chiang, Steven Eng, Jeanne Sakata Photo

Desdemona Chiang, Steven Eng, Jeanne Sakata

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Desdemona Chiang Biography

Desdemona Chiang is a stage director based in Seattle, WA and Ashland, OR. Co-Founder of Azeotrope (Seattle). Directing credits include Guthrie Theater, South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, California Shakespeare Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Playmakers Repertory Company, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Children?s Theatre, ACT Theatre Seattle, American Shakespeare Center, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Heritage Theatre Festival, Book-It Repertory, Aurora Theatre Company, Seattle Public Theatre, Shotgun Players, Crowded Fire Theatre Company, Azeotrope, Impact Theatre, Playwrights Foundation, Golden Thread Productions, Washington Ensemble Theatre, One Minute Play Festival, Ohio Northern University, University of Washington, and Cornish College of the Arts, among others. Assisting and dramaturgy credits include: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Playmakers Repertory Company, A Contemporary Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Magic Theatre, Theatreworks, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, among others. Intersection for the Arts Triangle Lab Artist-Investigator. Adjunct Faculty, Cornish College of the Arts. Awards/Affiliations: Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre, SDC Sir John Gielgud Directing Fellowship, Drama League Directing Fellowship, TCG Young Leader of Color, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and Directors Lab West. Gregory Award Recipient for Outstanding Direction. BA: University of California at Berkeley. MFA Directing: University of Washington School of Drama.




Desdemona Chiang News

VIDEO: Watch a Teaser for AND SO THAT HAPPENED… at The 5th Avenue Theatre Photo VIDEO: Watch a Teaser for AND SO THAT HAPPENED… at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre is bringing to life three new unique stories in the world premiere of the musical And So That Happened..., a collage of experiences that reflects and expresses cataclysmic change from the perspective of Northwest voices.

World Premiere Adaptation of Amy Tan's THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER to be Presented by B Photo World Premiere Adaptation of Amy Tan's THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER to be Presented by Book-It Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Book-It Repertory Theatre will present the world-premiere of Amy Tan’s haunting familial epic, The Bonesetter’s Daughter. Adapted by playwright Desdemona Chiang (she/her) and directed by Rosa Joshi (she/her), audiences will be treated to a production filled with emotion, tension and gripping adventure.

YOUNG AMERICANS Premiere, TICK, TICK...BOOM! & More Announced for Portland Center Sta Photo YOUNG AMERICANS Premiere, TICK, TICK...BOOM! & More Announced for Portland Center Stage 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Portland Center Stage’s 2022-2023 season kicks off in August with Jonathan Larson’s rock musical tick, tick … BOOM! The nine-show lineup includes the Portland debuts of new works by PCS-commissioned playwright Christina Anderson; performance artist Kristina Wong; master of classic adaptations Kate Hamill; and Mohegan theater-maker Madeline Sayet.

Creative Teams Announced for AND SO THAT HAPPENED…A World Premiere Musical Centerin Photo Creative Teams Announced for AND SO THAT HAPPENED…A World Premiere Musical Centering Northwest Voices
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2022

This spring The 5th Avenue Theatre will bring to life three new unique stories in the world premiere of the musical And So That Happened…, a collage of experiences that reflects and expresses cataclysmic change from the perspective of Northwest voices.

Pittsburgh Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Pittsburgh Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced the company's 2022-2023 season, IT'S A NEW DAY, will kick off in October 2022 and run through June 2023.

HOLD THESE TRUTHS Comes Back To People's Light in April Photo HOLD THESE TRUTHS Comes Back To People's Light in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

People's Light presents Hold These Truths, a solo play inspired by the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, bringing back the entire team of the 2020 production that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MTF Presents HALF THE SKY And WONDERBOY In Association With Joe's Pub! Photo MTF Presents HALF THE SKY And WONDERBOY In Association With Joe's Pub!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2022

For one-night-only, Musical Theatre Factory presents an evening of songs by MTF Makers, Jaime Jarrett and Tidtaya Sinutoke, and MTF artist, Isabella Dawis at Joe's Pub on February 28. Join the party and experience not one but TWO epic new musicals: Half the Sky and Wonderboy.

BWW Review: OUR TOWN at Asolo Rep is Simplistic and Powerful Photo BWW Review: OUR TOWN at Asolo Rep is Simplistic and Powerful
by Jacob Ruscoe - Feb 9, 2022

The Asolo continues its season with the timeless play, Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” directed by Desdemona Chiang. Any time I see this classic piece on stage I am drawn to its simplicity. The show is typically done without a set or props and relies completely on the characters themselves to tell the story of life and mortality.

Remote Theater And The Marsh Extend Run Of INSURRECTION Photo Remote Theater And The Marsh Extend Run Of INSURRECTION
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2022

Based on popular demand, Remote Theater- along with its partner, The Marsh - is extending its run of INSURRECTION, a multi-story play about the impact of the 1/6/21 attack on the US Congress. Among the playwrights are Michael Gene Sullivan, Eugenie Chang, and Tanya Shaffer.

The Marsh Joins Remote Theater's Online Premiere of INSURRECTION Photo The Marsh Joins Remote Theater's Online Premiere of INSURRECTION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022

The Marsh has joined Remote Theater as a producing partner of INSURRECTION multi-story play about the impact of the 1/6/21 attack on Congress. Among the playwrights are Michael Gene Sullivan, Eugenie Chang, and Tanya Shaffer. The actors include Stacy Ross, James Carpenter, Amy Resnick, Atticus Shaindlin, Bonnie Akimoto, and Samrat Chakrabarti.

Desdemona Chiang Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Teaser for AND SO THAT HAPPENED… at The 5th Avenue Theatre VideoVIDEO: Watch a Teaser for AND SO THAT HAPPENED… at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre is bringing to life three new unique stories in the world premiere of the musical And So That Happened..., a collage of experiences that reflects and expresses cataclysmic change from the perspective of Northwest voices.