Kurt Chiang

Ensemble since 2008
Co-Artistic Director 2013-2015
Artistic Director 2015-present

~Third Person~

Kurt Chiang is Artistic Director & Ensemble Member with The Neo-Futurists. As a Neo, he has written over 250 two-minute plays since joining the company in 2008, and is the creator of the Prime Time show Analog (2013). Currently, he is developing the recurring Neo-Futurist storytelling show The Arrow in collaboration with Lily Mooney. Other credits at The Neo-Futurists: Saturn Returns (writer/performer), Mike Mother (producer), The Neo-Futurists: Body (co-editor), Haymaker (director), BEER! The Musical (performer), Burning Bluebeard (choreographer & installation artist), Picked Up (performer/sound design), Contraption (performer), The Fool (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 taught and performed in their writing residency programs at Chicago Public Schools. He has taught writing, performance, and Neo-Futurism as a guest teacher for many organizations throughout the city, including Louder Than a Bomb, North Park University, Lake Forest College, National High School Institute, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2013-15, 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 the Maryland/DC Metropolitan Area, and has lived in Chicago since 2005.

~First Person, w/ pictures~

I’ve been an ensemble member since August 2008.

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Stuff by Kurt

Make America Steak Again

Agoraphobic and On Mountain Time, One Mile High

When my brothers and cousins would play the electronic board game Operation, by Hasbro, I would hide behind the couch, and cover my ears.

Disintegration of the Word / The Lasting Image

I wanna do with you what the stools can do


We’re performing eleven new plays this week, so the cast of Leah, Ida, Kirsten, Bilal, Malic and myself brought in an ...

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Brain Play #6: The Last Chapter of Junky

Saying a Poem To the Floor

Neo Thought Bubble Experiment

Please Pass the Passover

Neo-Futurists Ida Cuttler and Kurt Chiang address the holiday weekend in this week’s post. Yes, we are still performing. We’ll be ...

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