Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Tisa Chang Biography (1941-)
Addresses: Office: c/o Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, 74A E. Fourth Street, New York, NY, 10003.
"I arrived in New York in 1947 at the age of six, and I have been attending theater since then. I have been a professional in the American theater since 1962, and in 1977 I formed the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre to promote Asian and Asian-American works and artists. The commercial theater is no longer a representative yardstick of American theater. The impact of American theatre isnow more far-reaching and meaningful."
- actress, dancer, producer, director
- Birth Details
- April 5, 1941
- Chungking, China
- Lilli, The World of Susie Wong, Melody Tent Theater, Buffalo, NY,1962.
New York Debut
- Mother, Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen, Majestic, 1970.
Principal Stage Appearances
- Vietnamese nurse, Brothers, Theatre Four, New York, 1972; Yen, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Boston, 1972; The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Longacre, New York, 1977; The King and I; Sweet Charity; Flower Drum Song.
- Tintinabula, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1963-64; Pacific Overtures.
- Miyazaki, Ambush Bay, 1966.
- Vietnamese Girl, Greetings, 1968.
- Nurse, NBC Catholic Hour, 1967.
- Pat Taylor, Escape from Iran; various soap operas.
- Bilingual production of The Return of the Phoenix at LaMama, E.T.C.; resident director at LaMama, E.T.C.; twelve productions for the Pan AsianRepertory Theatre; several productions at Equity Library Theatre, Lincoln Center Library and Museum of the Performing Arts, the women's Project at American Place Theatre, and Studio Arena of Buffalo.
- Adapted Return of the Phoenix from the original Chinese for bilingual production at LaMama, E.T.C., which was later adapted for Festival of Lively Arts for Young Audiences on CBS-TV. Developed bi-lingual version of AMidsummer Night's Dream for the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and LaMama, E.T.C., 1973.
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