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Desdemona  Chiang

Desdemona Chiang

Desdemona is a Taiwan-born American director and writer based in Seattle, WA, and Ashland, OR. She works in a variety of genres, including new plays, Shakespeare, and musicals. Chiang is known for her visceral, no-nonsense approach to theater, with her distinct point of view as an immigrant and Asian American woman, and an interest in using storytelling to spark social discourse. Her recent directing credits include The 5th Avenue Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Alley Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Studio Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and ACT Theatre. Her stage adaptation of Amy Tan’s novel The Bonesetter’s Daughter received its world premiere in the summer of 2022. Awards/Affiliations: Sundance Asian American Fellowship, Princess Grace Award, Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, SDC Sir John Gielgud Directing Fellowship, Drama League TV/Film Fellowship. M.F.A. Directing: University of Washington.

Recent Portland Center Stage Credits*

Young Americans Director
The Comedy of Errors Staged Reading Director

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