Director, Dramaturg, Creative Producer. Associate Producer of HowlRound Theatre Commons. Co-Founder and Executive Director of CHUANG Stage.
A 1.5-generation immigrant originally from Jilin City, China, Alison Yueming Qu (she/they) is an Actor, Director, Dramaturg, and Creative Engagement Producer. Alison is Co-Founder & Executive Director of CHUANG Stage—the first Mandarin bilingual, bicultural 501(c)3 theater collective nationwide based in Boston, MA, and produces programs for both local and global audiences. Their recent artistic endeavors include Young Nerds of Color (Central Square Theater), Shrike (Fresh Ink Theater), We & Other Queer Goddexxes (Company One), workshop reading of Ascend! by Amy Zhang (The Tank, 2021 NY City Artists Crops grant), Earthquake by Tatyana Emery (Reground Theater Collective), Waiting for Kim Lee by Vivian Liu-Somers (Asian American Theater Artists of Boston). They have also worked closely with Pao Arts Center, Asian American Playwrights Collective, MIT Music & Theater Arts, TC Squared Theater Company, and more. Currently, Alison is the Connectivity Producer at Company One Theatre in Boston, MA. Alison is a two-time recipient of the TBF Live Arts Boston grant, a 2021-22 National Arts Strategies New England Creative Community Fellow, and a steering committee member of API Arts Network. Alison graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre (Directing and Dramaturgy).