LA JOLLA, CALIF.: Actor B.D. Wong has been named the newest artist-in-residence at La Jolla Playhouse. His residency begins this month.
As part of his multi-month residency, Wong will develop his own writing and direction projects, lead master classes at University of California–San Diego and serve as a community liaison for arts advocacy in San Diego.
Said Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley in a statement: “The artist-in-residence program bolsters the Playhouse’s mission to serve as a more supportive and profound home for the important theatre artists of today and tomorrow… B.D. Wong has a long history with the Playhouse, and it is incredibly satisfying to offer him the resources to develop his own projects while further integrating him into the Playhouse community, with a special emphasis on both new musical development and education.”
Wong is the second artist to be in residence at the Playhouse, after scenic designer Robert Brill, who was in residence last year. Wong previously appeared in the theatre’s productions of The Orphan of Zhao and Herringbone, and was a 2011 Playhouse Gala honoree. He is also a Tony winner, having won for his performance in M. Butterfly in 1988.