Kurt Chiang

September 28, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at Edelman

part of a series on Chaos


About the speaker

Kurt Chiang is Artistic Director & Ensemble Member with The Neo-Futurists. As a Neo, he has written over 300 two-minute plays since joining the company in 2008, and is the creator of the Prime Time show Analog (2013). He’s developed the recurring Neo-Futurist storytelling show The Arrow in collaboration with Lily Mooney. Other credits at The Neo-Futurists: Saturn Returns (writer/performer), Mike Mother (producer), The Neo-Futurists: Body (co-editor), Haymaker (director), BEER! The Musical (performer), Burning Bluebeard (choreographer & installation artist), Picked Up (performer/sound design), Contraption (performer), The Fool (Returns To His Chair) (writer/performer).

Outside the Neos, he has read his work at various readings, including Paper Machete, Write Club, West Side School for the Desperate, The Marble Room, and Wit Rabbit. He is also a Company Member with Barrel of Monkeys and has performed in That’s Weird, Grandma, as well as taught and performed in their writing residency programs at Chicago Public Schools. He has taught writing, performance, and Neo-Futurism as a guest teacher for many organizations throughout the city, including Louder Than a Bomb, North Park University, Lake Forest College, National High School Institute, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2013–15, he was an Artist-in-Residence with Snow City Arts, providing bedside arts & creativity workshops for youth admitted to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

He originates from the Maryland/DC Metropolitan Area, and has lived in Chicago since 2005.

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