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Announcing Our New Artistic Director!

New Ferocious Lotus Artistic Director  May Liang .

New Ferocious Lotus Artistic Director May Liang.

Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company is proud to name May Liang as our new Artistic Director! Previously the company's Literary Manager, Liang succeeds Founding Artistic Director Lily Tung Crystal, who is stepping down to become the Artistic Director of Theater Mu in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Tung Crystal remains part of Ferocious Lotus as co-founder and artistic director emeritus.

Liang has been the literary manager of Ferocious Lotus since 2014, where she led the curation process for the fHERocious NEW PLAY READINGS festival at the Magic Theatre in 2016. This led to our acclaimed production of TWO MILE HOLLOW at San Francisco’s Potrero Stage in 2018. Liang also served as the assistant director of Ferocious Lotus’ world premiere of JC Lee’s CRANE, directed by Mina Morita at NOHspace, in 2015.

Liang has worked with many theatre companies in the Bay Area and nationwide, including American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Ground Floor Lab, California Shakespeare Theater, Just Theater, and Crowded Fire Theater, where she is a Resident Artist. She was a Theatre Bay Area Award finalist for Outstanding Direction of a Play for Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s 2018 world premiere of Min Kahng’s INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN. Liang was a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab in New York City in 2017 and the Directors Lab Chicago in 2019. Previously, she was a campaign organizer for immigrant rights with ASPIRE--the first Pan-Asian undocumented immigrant youth organization in the nation--and uses her lens as an activist and community organizer to frame her work.

“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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