The Design & Production Team for Ching Chong Chinaman
Joseph A. Burke,Lighting Designer Joseph is currently working as a visual artist in Chicago, Illinois as he is working towards his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Joseph specializes in lighting and visual design. He prides himself in the perfection of his design work, using his design-eye as a powerful extension of story telling. He believes that his past history as a musician and passion for composition and photography allows him to create and collaborate with other brilliant-minded artists. Joseph’s art has been seen at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Cleveland Public Theatre, Kent State University, Travesty Dance Group, Spartan Theatre Company and Base Entertainment. www.josephaburke.com
Tarah Ortiz Durnbaugh, Choreographer Tarah is thrilled to be a part of her first production with A-Squared Theatre Workshop. Since graduating with a degree in theatre from Northwestern, she has spent most of her time as a performer and choreographer in the Chicago dance community. She is in her 5th season as a company member with the legendary JoelHall Dancers, and her 8th season with rhythmic performance ensemble Be the Groove. Tarah teaches at Kaleidoscope Dance in Skokie and is the Performance Programs Manager at Urban Gateways. She is grateful to the wonderful Ching Chong Chinaman team for helping her reconnect with her theatre roots, and to her loving husband for supporting her decision to take on yet another project!
Ginger Leopoldo,Costume Designer Ginger is delighted to assist with costuming such a talented group of actors and is pleased once again take part in an A-Squared Theatre Workshop production. For the past three years, Ginger has portrayed many shades of mom in each season of My Asian Mom. As a proud artistic associate with A-Squared, she co-produced the children's musical Really Rosie. Ginger is active with many projects at once and in addition to costuming this show, she is helping to produce works with CIRCA Pintig. It is an honor for her to be part of such a wonderful community of artists. Kudos to the cast, crew, and production team!
Pearl Paramadilok,Assistant Director/Stage Manager This is Pearl's 2nd time working with A-Squared. She last performed with them in My Asian Mom 2014. Pearl is a resident stage manager for Sankofa Theatre Company and has performed all over Chicago. Some of her credits include MacSith (EDGE Theatre), They Died Where They Lied (Akvavit Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sankofa Theatre Company), Romeo VS. Juliet (Pretty/Windy Theatre Company), and Bobby Corn and the Mystery of Da Nile (The Cornservatory). Pearl is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and is represented by Lily's Talent and Karen Stavins. Keep up with Pearl by liking her Facebook page.