Wang Chong is the founder and artistic director of the Beijing-based performance group Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental. He is the most internationally commissioned Chinese theater director. His works have been invited to festivals in 17 countries, including the 2020 Under the Radar Festival, in New York City, and the postponed 2021 season of ArtsEmerson.
During his Radcliffe fellowship year, Wang will work from Beijing on an online performance, a short film about lockdown life, and a book about his artistic practice. Taking a contemporary approach, his works will reflect the new reality of our world.
Wang’s productions include The Warfare of Landmine 2.0, which won the 2013 Festival/Tokyo Award; Lu Xun, praised by the Beijing News as the best Chinese performance of the year; Teahouse 2.0, winner of a 2018 One Drama Award. In April 2020, Wang directed an online performance of Waiting for Godot. With four actors performing live from three cities—including Wuhan, the epicenter of COVID-19, which was still on lockdown—the performance attracted a record-breaking audience of 290,000.