Local Artist In Residence
Dan Kwong is an award-winning solo performance artist and playwright who has toured his ground-breaking work internationally since 1989. His book, “FROM INNER WORLDS TO OUTER SPACE: The Multimedia Performances of Dan Kwong”, is published by Univ. of Michigan Press.
One of the original Resident Artists at 18th Street, Kwong was part of the first wave of performers nurtured by Highways Performance Space under the leadership of Tim Miller and Linda Frye Burnham. He served on Highways’ Board from 1990 to 2007.
Kwong has played a key role in the development of the Asian American solo performance community, and worked on collaborative projects throughout SE Asia. The significance of his body of work is acknowledged in “A History of Asian American Theater (E.K. Lee)”. He is Project Director of Collaboratory, Great Leap’s artist mentorship program. His latest work, ONCE WE WANTED, is a interdisciplinary multimedia collaboration with dancer Iu-Hui Chua.