Philip W. Chung is a Korean American playwright, co-founder of Los Angeles-based Lodestone Theatre Ensemble and its current co-artistic director.
Chung has written for theatre, film and television, including the ABC-TV series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Also a journalist, his column about Asian Americans in the film industry, "Reel Stories," is featured in AsianWeek. He produced and directed the short film, Harlequin in 2004. Currently he is directing Kono: Living in Silence, a documentary about Charlie Chaplin's Japanese American personal secretary, Toraichi Kono as well as writing several screenplays including adaptations of the novels The Last Chinese Chef and The Samurai's Garden and original projects for director Justin Lin. He is the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of the Asian American theatre company Lodestone Theatre Ensemble.
Chung has taught Asian American studies courses at UC Santa Cruz and playwriting at the L.A. Cultural Affairs Dept. and the Asian American Writers Workshop.
He blogs at http://youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com/
- Home is Where the Han Is
- Laughter, Joy & Loneliness & Sex & Sex & Sex & Sex
- Dead of Night
- Aziatik Nation '04
- The Golden Hour
- One Nation, Under God
- My Man Kono
- Grace Kim & The Spiders From Mars
- Unbroken Blossoms (work-in-progress)
- "The Last of the Nisei Cougars" (work-in-progress)
- "Come Down in Time" (work-in-progress)