Desdemona Chiang is a stage director and University of Washington MFA graduate based in Seattle and San Francisco who puts the spotlight on the marginalized and forgotten... this month she directs Measure for Measure at Seattle Shakespeare, their first restaging of the play in twelve years. I talked to Chiang about the show, finding contemporary relevance in Shakespeare and the challenges of bi-urban living.
Boom’s upcoming production, a reading of celebrated German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig’s The Golden Dragon, further illustrates that combination of elements—what Wikler-Luker calls her “magic potion.”
It's hard to find a play about feminism that would be controversial in Berkeley, California. But Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, which this week begins previews at the Aurora Theatre Company, might just qualify.
The University of Washington School of Drama announced today that alumnus Desdemona Chiang will return to her alma mater to direct Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, to open the season at the school’s Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse.