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Mei Ann Teo

(they/she) is a queer immigrant director/dramaturg/devisor working at the intersection of artistic/civic/contemplative practice. They have directed two works at JACK: Songs of Speculation by Jillian Walker, and CHRONICLE X by Nia Witherspoon, composed by Troy Anthony. They are the Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Factory, a resident company of Playwrights Horizons.

In Conversation

Alec Duffy and Jordana De La Cruz
with Mei Ann Teo

The theater has always been a sanctuary for me: a safe place for communal gathering where, through enacted stories, we are offered possibilities for contemplation and change. A place where we wrestle with the complexities and nuances of our humanity. A place to revel and celebrate life. On March 12th, due to the global pandemic, many of our theaters closed. Now, ghost lights illuminate empty stages, props lay like abandoned lovers, and costumes hang sad and still.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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