Director of ‘Smart People’ reflects on career, art’s value By E. Kyle Minor It would appear that, given the name of one of Shakespeare’s most recognizable female characters, director Desdemona Chiang was predestined for a life in the theater. Chiang, who directs Lydia Diamond’s play “Smart People,” which begins performances Wednesday at Long Wharf Theatre, [...]
Civic Dialogue Panel – Old Plays, New Faces: Representation in Classic Theater at California Shakespeare Theater in Berkeley
Co-hosted by UC Berkeley's Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, this dialogue will explore the ways in which traditional casting can act as a barrier to specific communities and the ways in which performing arts organizations are creating more inclusive practices to engage or more diverse range of performing artists.
On this week’s podcast, the guest is Desdemona Chiang, who discusses setting ‘The Winter’s Tale’ in China and why her mother named her after the tragic ‘Othello’ heroine.