Chen Si’an

Chen Si’an


Chen Si’an is a playwright, theatre director, poet, short story writer, and literary translator. She has written three collections of short stories and seven plays. Her plays have been performed at the Royal Court Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, National Theatre Company of China, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, and Beijing International Fringe Festival. She is also the executive editor of the Wings Poetry, and founder and artistic director of the Sound and Fury Play Reading Festival. She has translated works by Carolyn Gage, Gertrude Stein, E.V. Crowe, Jude Christian, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Eileen Myles, Mary Jo Bang, Nicole Sealey, and John Murillo. She is currently working on a translation of Patti Smith’s Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015 and Jeremy Tiang’s novel State of Emergency.

Events with Chen Si’an

[CANCELED] Whose Truths? Translation as a Collaborative Act

06 May 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Downtown Art
70 East 4th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003

[CANCELED] The Westbeth Literary Quest

07 May 2020
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Westbeth Center for the Arts
155 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014

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