News & Updates

Our Leadership Transition

After nine years of leadership, Lily Tung Crystal will be stepping down as Artistic Director of Ferocious Lotus to take a new position as the Artistic Director of Theatre Mu in Minneapolis/St. Paul. We will be appointing a new leader later this summer, and Lily will continue to support Ferocious Lotus as the company’s Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus.

Lily has championed plays that break stereotypes and give voice to artists with diverse and international perspectives. Under her guidance, Ferocious Lotus has taken risks to affect change by creating socially relevant work that is quintessentially Asian American yet also universal, redefining a fresh, new paradigm in American theatre. She lived her passion at Ferocious Lotus, and we will continue that mission and support, train, and mentor theatre artists in our community.

We are grateful for her work at Ferocious Lotus, including bringing the premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler’s Two Mile Hollow to San Francisco in 2018, for which she was named a Theatre Bay Area Award finalist for Outstanding Direction.

Please join us in celebrating and congratulating Lily for her extraordinary work and wishing her much continued success. 

The Company of Ferocious Lotus

“When we first founded Ferocious Lotus in 2010, we never imagined our little company would grow into a home for Asian American theatre artists—one that would lead to more representation on Bay Area stages; innovative, entertaining, impactful work; and far-reaching change. None of that would have been possible without the support of the theatre community we love so much here. I’m so grateful to our company, advisory board, all the artists who have worked with us, and all our fans and supporters.”
- Lily Tung Crystal

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