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, Creative Engagement Producer, and Community Organizer. Alison is a curator of joyful, challenging, and radical AAPI spaces that move everyone toward a queer future.
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 local and global audiences. CHUANG Stage’s sister community, CHUANG Lab@Emerson, is a Mandarin theater troupe at Emerson College self-led by international students from China growing the next generation of socially-aware international artists.
Their recent artistic endeavors include The Chinese Lady (Central Square Theater), 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), Miss November by Ethan Williams (Emerson Stage), and guest directing at NTI/O’Neill with Summer Theatermakers 2020. They have also worked closely with Pao Arts Center, Asian American Playwrights Collective, MIT Music & Theater Arts, TC Squared Theater Company, and more. During their college years, their dramaturgy work for 10 Out of 12 by Anne Washburn (Emerson Stage) received the 2020 LMDA/KCACTF Region 1 Student Dramaturgy Award and is an EVVY Student Distinction Award recipient in 2020.