Jennifer Chang talks about her role as director of the new play VIETGONE. She discusses why every theater performance must be fresh and new, how she gets to hold the door open for traditionally underrepresented individuals, and the theme of VIETGONE as a love letter to Asian men. (Intro: Word to the Wise)
Jennifer Chang is a 2018 Drama League New York Directing Fellow and the director of Vietgone at East West Players. Select directing credits include Birds of North America by Anna Moench, 53% Of by Steph Del Rosso (WNPF), Animals Out of Paper at East West Players (Los Angeles Times’ Critic’s Pick), Lady Windermere’s Fan (LA Weekly Pick of the Week), and the upcoming Death & Cockroaches by Eric Reyes Loo. She most recently was the Assistant Director on the Broadway world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Bernhardt/Hamlet (Roundabout), starring Janet McTeer. She is faculty at the UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance, and serves as the current Head of Undergraduate Acting. She received her BFA from NYU/ Tisch and MFA from UCSD. Jennifer is a Director’s Lab West Alum, SDC-Associate Member, and member of SAG-AFTRA/AEA.