Ellen Sebastian Chang

Performing Arts, 2016

Ellen Sebastian Chang is a director, writer and serves as a creative consultant for the Zellerbach Family Fund’s Performing Arts Assistance Program. Ms. Sebastian Chang was cofounder and artistic director of LIFE ON THE WATER, a national and internationally known presenting and producing organization at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center from 1986 through 1995. In 2015 she collaborated with Oakland/LA artist Maya Gurantz to create “A Hole in Space (Oakland Redux) voted “Best Underground Public Art Project”. She was the Consulting Producer for HBO’s “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley.” Her 1982 directorial/ writing debut “Your Place Is No Longer With Us” created in a Victorian mansion, served to the audience a meal of black-eyed peas, mustard greens and corn bread at the performance’s end. She has directed and collaborated with Gamelan Sekar Jaya, kaoticgood, Youth Speaks, Oakland Opera Theater and KITKA. She owns and operates FuseBOX Restaurant in West Oakland.