Chi-wang Yang is a Los Angeles-based theater director and digital media artist. Committed to physical performance and interdisciplinary collaboration, his work synthesizes stage, media, and technology. His work has been featured at REDCAT, New York International Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, Time-Based Arts Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Platform International Animation Festival.
He is a founding member of Cloud Eye Control, a performance collective that integrates live theater, animation, and music. Their recent performance, Under Polaris, was created in residency with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) and will premier in Los Angeles in 2009.
Recent projects include the world-premier staging of composer Sandeep Bhagwati’s Vineland Stelae, conceived as a theatrical concert at REDCAT. He also recently directed the workshop production of a new theatrical production titled The Closest Farthest Away/Entrañable Lejanía. Conceived as a hybrid of cinema and theater, the project is being created collaboratively by a team of US and Cuban artists.
Chi-wang received his MFA in Theater Directing and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts where he studied under Travis Preston. Other training includes the SITI Company with Anne Bogart, the Kitchen Summer Institute, and Brown University (BA) where he was a Walter and Miriam Rutman National Scholar. He is the recipient of the 2006 Princess Grace Award for Theater Directing.
Chi-wang has been a guest artist at Concordia University (Montreal), CalArts, UCLA, Pitzer College, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He currently is faculty at the California Institute of the Arts.