Native New Yorker Samantha Chanse is a multidisciplinary artist: writer-performer, playwright, comic, and musician. Based in New York and San Francisco, she is also an educator and arts organizer who has worked with a number of not-for-profit arts organizations as artistic director and program director. Her theater work has been presented with the New York International Fringe Festival, Kearny Street Workshop, The Marsh, Asian American Theater Company (AATC), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Bowery Poetry Club, and others. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission and an Artist In Motion residency from Footloose/Shotwell Studio, and an Emerging Artists Residency from Tofte Lake Center.
“Spiked with surreal celebrity trash-culture references, sardonic moral relativity, and Samantha Chanse’s biting wit, Lydia’s Funeral Video celebrates irreverent political incorrectness and the societal gray areas in all of us.” — Flavorpill San Francisco
Samantha Chanse news
Sam Chanse was in New York one weekend last month for GHOST STORIES, a reading of short musicals inspired by Asian ghost stories and directed by BD Wong! The event was the inaugural project for Leviathan Lab‘s New Musicals Initiative. Chanse’s piece at Ghost Stories was LOBSTERS LIVE FOREVER, a collaboration with composer Bob Kelly. Check out […]
Last week, Sundance announced the artists participating in their next Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation—among them is Kaya author Sam Chanse. A big congrats to Sam and the six other artists! These artists will get to spend three weeks in February 2015 at Ucross Foundation, a residency program in Wyoming where artists will “both contribute to […]
On Monday, February 17, Ma-Yi Theater Company & Playwrights Horizons will present MGA KASABIHAN / WORDS OF WISDOM, a benefit to raise funds for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The performance will consist of several short plays, including one written by Kaya author Sam Chanse of forthcoming Lydia’s Funeral Video. As the New York Times reported earlier this […]