is a New York-based bilingual stage director from Shanghai, China. He is currently the Artistic Director of Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America and the artist-in-residence at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre.

Most recently Chongren directed Damon Chua’s The Emperor’s Nightingale for Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. The production received an Off Broadway Alliance Award nomination as 2019 THE BEST FAMILY PLAY. The New York Times called it:"Inventive staging and stellar design……Transcends pure entertainment”.

Chongren serves as Deputy General Manager of China Performing Arts Agency North America overseeing large scale live performances from China to United States.

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 been a guest lecturer at Barnard College.