Kurt Chiang

Artistic Director Emeritus & Ensemble, The Neo-Futurist Theater

Kurt Chiang is a theatre artist, writer and performer. He is Artistic Director Emeritus & Ensemble of The Neo-Futurist Theater, where he created over 300 2-minute plays for the acclaimed, ever-evolving show, The Infinite Wrench. Over the course of a decade with the company he wrote and directed multiple premieres, produced and curated The Neo-Futurist Kitchen Festival in 2016, and co-created The Arrow, an original performance that subjects personal essays to spontaneous acts of inquiry and disruption (in collaboration with Lily Mooney). Kurt has taught writing & performing locally and nationally at institutions including Abrons Art Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, Theatre Performance Magnet at Lee High in Huntsville, Alabama, and as a bedside teaching artist for hospitalized youth with Snow City Arts. This year, Kurt begins work on his premiere short film Chicka-Dee-Dee-Dee! with support from 3Arts and a crowdfunding campaign on their 3AP platform. He is a 2017 3Arts Make a Wave grantee. Kurt lives in Chicago and originates from Maryland/Washington D.C.

Photo credit: Evan Hanover

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