Kurt Chiang


Kurt Chiang is Artistic Director and an Ensemble Member with The Neo-Futurists. Since 2008 he has written over 200 plays within the show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. He is the creator of the Neo Prime-Time show Analog (2013). Currently, he is developing the recurring Neo-turis experimental orytelling show The Arrow in collaboration with Lily Mooney. Other credits at The Neo-Futurists:Saturn Returns (lead deviser/writer/performer), Mike Mother (ad deviser), The Neo-Futurists: Body (co-editor), Haymaker (director), BEER! The Music (performer), Burning Bluebeard (choreographer & installation artist), Picked Up (performer/sound design), Contraption (performer), The Foo (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 taugh in their writing residency programs at Chicago Public Schools. He has taught writing, performance, and Neo-Futurism as a guest teacher for many schools and organizations throughout the city, includin After School Matter, North Park University, Lake Forest College, National High School Institute, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For two years, 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 Maryland and the DC Metropolitan Area, and has lived in Chicago since 2005.