About

About

Jennifer is a founding member of Chalk Repertory Theatre where she served as Artistic Producing Director and produced, directed, and acted in numerous plays over the course of eight seasons. Her work has been honored with an Ovation Award and the Stage Scene LA award. She continues to serve on Chalk Rep’s Artistic Circle and will be directing Death & Cockroaches for the company later this year. Other directing credits include Animals Out of Paper at East West Players (LA Times Critics Pick), Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them for Artists at Play (GLAAD Media Award Stage Scene LA Award Best Director, Ovation Award Nominated) and Our American Story at the Japanese American National Museum. She continues to be very active in the development of new plays with Circle X Theatre Company, EST LA, Playwrights Arena, Chalk Rep, and East West Players. She has acted in productions at South Coast Rep, East West Players, Company of Angels, Mixed Blood Theatre, Fulton Opera House, and the National Asian American Theatre Company, among others. Television credits include Mom, Two and a Half Men, NCIS:LA, Parenthood, Medium, Hawthorne, The Paul Reiser Show, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and others, and numerous national commercials. She is currently the Head of Undergraduate Acting at UCSD’s Department of Theatre and Dance and has taught in the conservatory at the East West Players, guest directed at USC, and was a guest artist, directing, at Texas State University, San Marcos for the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference. Last year she worked on a commissioned project for the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 with the Japanese American National Museum and East West Players. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society (SDC Associate), Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), and Actor’s Equity Association (AEA). Recent acting projects include a workshop of Beachtown by Culture Clash’s Herbert Siguenza with San Diego Rep and Little Women by Velina Hasu Houston with Playwrights Arena. She currently divides her time between San Diego and Los Angeles with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Ms. Chang received her M.F.A. from UCSD and her B.F.A from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, at the Experimental Theatre Wing where she shaved her head and poured orange juice on herself. Not at the same time.