• Tim Dang
  • Tim Dang

Tim Dang

Adjunct Lecturer

Biography

Tim Dang is a director/producer and is the recipient of the 2015 Society of Directors and Choreographers’ Zelda Fichandler Award for transforming the regional theatre arts landscape through theatre.

He is a Los Angeles County Arts Commissioner and serves on several committees including the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative (Co-Chair from 2015-2020), the County’s Economic Resiliency Task Force for which he is the Arts and Culture sector leader providing strategies and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in response to Covid-19 and the civil unrest due to racial and social inequities across our country, and recently appointed to an ad hoc committee for Supervisorial District 1 for Measure J.

He is producing artistic director emeritus of East West Players (EWP), having run the longest running professional theatre of color in the United States for 23 years producing over a hundred plays and musicals for the mainstage.

Dang is on faculty at the USC School of Dramatic Arts and AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Arts) College for the Performing Arts.

His recent directorial credits include Songs for a New World, Edges, and Ordinary Days for AMDA College of the Performing Arts, Vietgone for L.A. Theatre Works, The Joy Luck Club for Sierra Madre Playhouse, Pippin for Pomona College, The Emperor’s Nightingale for Mainstreet Theatre in San Bernardino County, and Evita at the University of Southern California.

Dang is a USC alumnus and started out as a performer before transitioning to a career in directing and becoming artistic director of a professional theatre company. He still manages to perform voiceovers such as The Ghost of Tsushima, World of Warcraft: The Mists of Pandaria, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.