Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lia Chang Film and TV Clips

Hide and Seek final copy

Hide and Seek, an award-winning short film by Lia Chang and Garth Kravits, speaks to the societal challenge that women, and especially women of color, endure every day.  To look in the mirror and to hope to see a face other than your own.  One that is closer to what magazines, television and movies define as beautiful or even normal. What face do you see when you look in the mirror?

Lia Chang. Photo by Tony Jee

Lia Chang. Photo by Tony Jee

Lia Chang is an actor,  a photographer, an award-winning multi-platform journalist and an award-winning filmmaker. She is the Arts and Entertainment Reporter for AsAmNews.com.

Lia recently received a Best Actress, Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout of 2015 nomination for starring in her 1st indie short film, Hide and Seek, made with her producing partner Garth Kravits, and it was named among the top ten winning films.

Lia has appeared in Wolf,New Jack CityA Kiss Before DyingKing of New YorkBig Trouble in Little ChinaThe Last Dragon,Taxman, “As the World Turns,” “One Life to Live” and “New York Undercover”. Chang has hosted the series “Film Lab Presents”.

Lia last appeared onstage in the revival of Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival. She made her stage debut in touring company of South Pacific starring opposite Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.  She was featured as Joy in the Signature Theater Company’s revival of Sam Shepard’s 1965 Obie award winning play, Chicago directed by Joseph Chaikin at the Public Theater. Off Broadway credits include: Jeff Weiss’ Obie Award winning Hot Keys (Naked Angels), Raunchy Asian Women (Ohio Theatre), The Confirmation (The Vineyard), Behind Closed Doors (MCC), Power Play (Billie Holiday Theatre), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Underground Soap, and Famine Plays (Cucaracha Theatre). Film and TV credits include: “Wolf”. “New Jack City”, ”Kiss Before Dying”, “King of New York”, “Big Trouble in Little China,” “The Last Dragon,” “Taxman,” “As the World Turns” and “New York Undercover.”

Lia is a National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellow, a Scripps Howard New Media Fellow at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, a Visual Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute for New Media and a Western Knight Fellow at USC’s Annenberg College of Communications for Specialized Journalism on Entertainment Journalism in the Digital Age. She is the recipient of the Asian American Journalists Association 2001 National Award for New Media and the Organization of Chinese Americans 2000 Chinese American Journalist Award. Avenue Magazine named her one of the “One Hundred Most Influential Asian Americans” in 1997. She is featured in Joann Faung Jean Lee’s book “Asian American actors: oral histories from stage, screen, and television”.

Related Articles:
Crafting a Career
Photos by Lia Chang at the Shanghai World Expo 2010’s USA Pavilion, Library of Congress and Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection in L.A.
Lia Chang’s Botanical Beauties Portrait Commission at School of Nursing at Kings County Hospital Center
Photo Call: Derek Walcott’s Marie Laveau
My Botanical Beauties for the LIU/King’s County Hospital Center Nursing School
RED opening reception at Gouverneur Healthcare Services
AAJA member Lia Chang’s RED photographic exhibit part of Chinese New Year celebration
nydailynews.com: Powerplay
nydailynews.com: Special Events to Mark 9-11
An Active Vision: Beverly Umehara…Labor Activist…1945-1999
Port of Entry:The Angel island Immigration Station
nytimes.com: review/theater: Gulliver
nytimes.com review/theater: A Politically Correct Two Gentlemen
nytimes.com review/theater: Dark Visions of America in a Modern Depression
Awards Exhibitions and Published Work
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive.

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