Roger Tang is a veteran theatre producer of over four decades who began his career working with folks like David Henry Hwang and Philip Kan Gotanda.
As a playwright, he’s written She Devil of the South China Seas, The Jade Con, Shadowed Intent, Truth and Lies, Third Generation Heritage and Mac n Dex. He has also worked with Seattle's 14/18 Festival, penned numerous sketches for the Pork Filled Players and wrote several pieces for SIS Productions’ Revealed series of site-specific theatre work.
As a producer, he introduced Northwest audiences to such writers as Qui Nguyen, Prince Gomolvilas, Carla Ching and Genny Lim and has produced numerous Northwest and world premieres, from Hwang’ Bondage and Yellow Face to Maggie Lee’s The Clockwork Professor, The Tumbleweed Zephyr and A Hand of Talons.
He has sat on the boards of ReAct Theatre and the Northwest Asian American Theatre (where he helped build the Theatre Off Jackson). Called the “Godfather of Asian American theatre” by A. Magazine, he is a recipient of a 2016 Equity Award from the Equity In the Entertainment Industry Symposium at Stanford University, and chairs the membership committee for CAATA. He is also is the Literary Manager for SIS Productions, the Executive Director of Pork Filled Productions and edits the Asian American Theatre Revue, the web’s foremost resource on Asian American theatre (www.aatrevue.com).
Finally, as an advocate for representation in the arts, he is a mentor for activists, producers and advocates (so don't be shy asking questions or wanting support).