People Who Make Theatre: TISA CHANG

Tisa Chang

Moderated talk with the Artistic Producing Director of the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

Get answers to all your questions about the art, the craft, and the biz!

Monday, December 9th, 2013
7:30pm (doors at 7:00pm)
HB Playwrights Theatre
124 Bank Street, NYC

Moderated by David Shih

All are welcome! Followed by a reception.
$10 suggested donation /$5 HB students, staff & faculty


TISA CHANG, Artistic Producing Director, celebrates four decades in the American Theatre as dancer, actress, director, producer, and founded Pan Asian Rep in 1977 to champion professional opportunities for Asian American artists. She has performed in films and TV:  AMBUSH BAY, ESCAPE FROM IRAN, YEAR OF THE DRAGON; on stage in various productions of  WORLD OF SUZIE WONG, FLOWER DRUM SONG, KING & I, SWEET CHARITY, and  A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM.

Tisa has directed over 40 productions at La Mama ETC & Pan Asian and specializes in intercultural productions notably the bilingual production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM; the Marathi Indian epic GHASHIRAM KOTWAL, RASHOMON (also in Havana) and 2007’s THE JOY LUCK CLUB and DOJOJI: The Man Inside the Bell  in May/June 2013.

Honors include a 2013 Commendation from Comptroller Liu,  2012 Visionary  Award from the Office of Mayor Bloomberg, 2004 Alfred Drake Award  from Brooklyn College,  2002 Lifetime  Achievement  from The Organization of Chinese  Americans  and 1991 Barnard College Medal of Distinction.  She is a former Board member of SDC the national union for stage directors and choreographers.

PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEATRE is a series of conversations with representatives of New York nonprofit theatre companies. Learn about their artistic objectives, their selection process, and how they accomplish their work.


This program is made possible through the New York State Council on the Arts with the supportof Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature