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AMERICAN THEATRE | Mei Ann Teo Joins Ping Chong & Co.’s Management Crew

AMERICAN THEATRE | Mei Ann Teo Joins Ping Chong & Co.’s Management Crew


Jane Jung, Talvin Wilks, Nile Harris, Sara Zatz, and Mei Ann Teo. (Picture by Maria Baranova.)

NEW YORK CITY: Ping Chong and Firm (PCC) has named Mei Ann Teo the most recent member of their creative management group. Teo will work alongside Nile Harris, Jane Jung, Talvin Wilks, and Sara Zatz.

“We’re thrilled that Mei Ann Teo is becoming a member of us to comprise PCC’s creative management group throughout this era of organizational transition,” the group mentioned in a joint assertion. “Mei Ann brings a dynamic and clear-sighted creative imaginative and prescient and voice, and has been deeply engaged with PCC’s enduring creative values over time. The addition of Mei Ann to the group is an thrilling convergence of recent management and creative prospects.”

Teo is a queer immigrant from Singapore who makes theatre and movie on the intersection of creative and civic apply. Teo is a director, devisor, and dramaturg whose worldwide credit embody Belgium’s Pageant de Liège, and the Edinburgh Pageant Fringe, in addition to festivals in China and Singapore. U.S. theatres they’ve labored at embody Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, the Playwrights Realm, Crowded Hearth Theater, the Public Theater, Web page 73 Productions, and the Nationwide Black Theatre, amongst others. Teo beforehand served because the creative director of the Musical Theatre Manufacturing unit and because the affiliate creative director and director of recent work at Oregon Shakespeare Pageant. In 2021, Teo directed the American premiere of Amy Berryman’s Walden at TheaterWorks Hartford, for which they gained Greatest Director from the Connecticut Critics Circle. Teo can also be the recipient of the League of Skilled Theatre Girls’s Josephine Abady Award and the inaugural Lily Fan Director Award from the Lilly Awards.

“I’m completely excited to hitch the Ping Chong and Firm’s creative management group,” Teo mentioned in a press release. “Ping Chong is a North Star for me as a generative and actually expansive experimental drive. I see the corporate’s subsequent chapter as residence for a neighborhood of such creative forces, and I can’t wait to construct with the brilliance of Nile, Jane, Talvin, and Sara.”

PCC’s creative management group was fashioned following the retirement of founding creative director Ping Chong and govt director Bruce Allardice on the finish of 2022.

Ping Chong and Firm creates theatre and artwork to disclose magnificence, invention, precision, and a dedication to social justice. The corporate was based by Ping Chong in 1975 and engages multigenerational, interdisciplinary artists to construct and increase upon Chong’s legacy. As of 2022, the theatre had a price range of roughly $1.6 million.

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