Lily Tung Crystal

Lily Tung Crystal is the artistic director of Theater Mu in the Twin Cities and the co-founder of Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company in San Francisco. She is a director, actor, and social activist passionate about creating, promoting, and advocating for anti-racist theater. Lily most recently directed Mu’s production of Jiehae Park’s Peerless and played Mom in Mixed Blood Theatre’s world premiere of Melissa Li and Kit Yan’s new musical Interstate. In the Bay Area, she directed David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish and Flower Drum Songat Palo Alto Players and the world premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler’s Two Mile Hollow at Ferocious Lotus, all for which she was named a Theatre Bay Area Award finalist for Outstanding Direction. As a performer, Lily has worked with theaters across the country, including Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Cal Shakes, Crowded Fire, Magic Theatre, New World Stages, Portland Center Stage, SF Playhouse, and Syracuse Stage. Lily is a 2016 YBCA 100 honoree, named by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as a “creative pioneer making the provocations that will shape the future of culture.”

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