Gregory Keng Strasser is a Chinese-American theatre director, writer, and producer based in Bangkok and Washington DC. As the inaugural apprentice for the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (LGPP), his theatre-making is interested in investigating journeys of the heart, epic/oral traditions, cross-cultural collaboration, adaptations, and world-building. He helmed the DC premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s “410[GONE]” for Rorschach Theatre Company, winning praise from The Washington Post, DC Metro Arts, DC Theatre Scene, and MetroTimes Weekly. At 23 years old, he adapted and directed the world premiere of Emily Wilson’s translation of THE ODYSSEY for the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. He also created THE INFINITE TALES and THE OSIRIYAN TALES, plays based on Irish and Egyptian myths respectively. He has developed numerous new plays for The Kennedy Center, the LGPP, Mosaic Theatre Company of DC, Yayasan Bali Purnati, and more. He is the recipient of a Ragdale Foundation Fellowship, an artist residency in Indonesia at Yayasan Bali Purnati, and is currently traveling to seek ways of using performance to humanize global politics. / Interested in: Peacebuilding, Human Rights, Social Engagement, Empowerment, Translation. / IG: gregory.keng.strasser

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