Pan Asian Repertory Theatre is the pioneer, award-winning Asian American theatre company on the East Coast and the second most veteran in the nation. With the help of the late Ellen Stewart and core Asian American artists at La Mama ETC, Tisa Chang founded Pan Asian Rep in 1977 with the vision that Asian American artists can equally follow their artistic aspirations to reach the zenith of American Theatre.

The company nurtures thousands of artists and is a “who-is-who” of Asian American theatre history, with notable alumni/ae including June Angela, Tina Chen, Philip Gotanda, Wai Ching Ho, David Henry Hwang, Daniel Dae Kim, Lucy Liu, Ron Nakahara, Qui Nguyen, R.A. Shiomi, Lauren Yee, and Henry Yuk.




For over four decades, Pan Asian’s mission is to provide professional theatre opportunities for Asian American artists to work under the highest standards of excellence and create new works that dignify Asian Americans and dispel stereotypes, focusing on stories of probing social justice issues. PAN ASIAN has pioneered artistic distinction with Off-Broadway Productions, Tours, Educational Outreach, and Community Service.