Chi-wang Yang is a Los Angeles-based theater director and interdisciplinary artist. Whether in the form of plays, operas, concerts or installation; his work is 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.
He is a founding member and co-artistic director of video performance collective Cloud Eye Control. He is currently faculty at CalArts where he also serves as Assistant Dean for the School of Theater, and Associate Artistic Director of the CalArts Center for New Performance. Yang received his MFA in Theater Directing and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts, and his BA from Brown University.
His work has been presented at theaters, museums, and festivals internationally, including at REDCAT, SFMoMA, Fusebox Festival, Time-Based Arts Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, EXIT Festival (France), Santiago a Mil (Chile), Manipulate (Scotland), Havana Film Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe.
Recent directorial projects include the multimedia opera Half Life with Cloud Eye Control, This From Cloudland by Kristen Kosmas, They Are Dying Out by Peter Handke, and The Closest Farthest Away/La Entrañable Lejanía, a groundbreaking international collaboration between American and Cuban artists.