Chongren Fan 范崇人
is a New York-based bilingual stage director who was born and raised in Shanghai, China. He is currently the Artistic Director of Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America, a non for profit theatre company founded by Maryknoll Sister Joanna Chan, currently celebrating its 27th Season.
Most recently Chongren directed Damon Chua’s The Emperor’s Nightingale for Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. The New York Times called it:"Inventive staging and stellar design……Transcends pure entertainment”.
Chongren is currently the Deputy General Manager of China Performing Arts Agency North America overseeing large scale live performances from China to Lincoln Center(NY), Kennedy Center(D.C.), and Dolby Theater(LA) among others.
He was a Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow at Manhattan Theatre Club, resident artist at Mabou Mines, Signature Theatre Alumnus and Resident Director at the Flea Theater.
He has also been a guest lecturer at Barnard College.
He has an MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College.