Chi-wang Yang

Chi-wang Yang is a Los Angeles-based director of theater and performance. Whether in the form of plays, operas, concerts, or installation, his work is intensely physical, experimental, and collaborative. He is committed to expanding notions of identity and theatrical form and to exploring the unstable intersections of body, narrative and technology. Yang is a founding member of performance collective Cloud Eye Control, whose technology-infused productions integrate live theater, animation, and music. His work has been presented at theaters and galleries internationally, including REDCAT, LACMA, Time-Based Arts Festival, Fusebox Festival, EXIT Festival (Paris), the Platform International Animation Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, Havana International Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe. Recent projects include Under Polaris with Cloud Eye Control, and The Closest Farthest Away/La Entrañable Lejanía, a groundbreaking international collaboration between American and Cuban artists. Yang received his MFA in Theater Directing and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts, where he currently teaches, and his BA from Brown University. Other training includes the SITI Company (NYC and Skidmore). He is the recipient of the the Princess Grace George C. Wolfe Theater Award for Directing, and in 2011 was an artist in residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. He is originally from Bellingham, Washington. More information on his work can be found at