Artistic Leadership Team, Staff, and Board

Photo by: Maria Baranova

Artistic Leadership Team


Christina Bixland

Education Director

Stacy Waring

Operations Manager

Mikail Rahman

Communications Coordinator

Ariana Swei

Education and Community Programs Coordinator

Board of Directors

Amy Chin, President
Arts Consultant

Deirdre Valente, Vice President
Vice-President, Lisa Booth Management, Inc

Lillian Cho, Treasurer
Senior Project Manager, Hester Street

Cathy Barbash
President, Barbash Arts Consulting Services

Kim Chan
Deputy Director, Advancement, National Sawdust

Additional Staff

Arts Financial Management Services, Financial Manager
Leading ChangeMakers, Strategic Plan Implementation Consultant
Kelly Kuwabara, Development Consultant
Flannel & Blade, Strategic Communications Consultant
Mary Sormeley, Accountant


Ping Chong, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus

Bruce Allardice, Executive Director Emeritus

Associated Artists

PCC is a generative organization centered on collaboration and community engagement. The company incubates new work with and from a broad cohort of multidisciplinary and multigenerational artists, and is committed to supporting emerging artists of color. Many creative collaborators have been mentored by Ping Chong, or through our training programs, including Michael Matthews, Jesca Prudencio, Michael Rohd, Talvin Wilks, Meredith Monk, Jeffrey Rose, Ryan Conarro, and Muna Tseng.

During the early years of Fiji Theater Company, artistic collaborators were Louise Smith, John Fleming, Jeannie Hutchins, Roger Babb, Larry Malvern, and Ric Oquita.

Teaching Artists 2023 –2024

PCC Teaching Artists lead in-school artistic residencies and community workshops using peer interview techniques, writing exercises, and drama activities to explore themes of identity, place, and belonging, and to introduce theatrical tools for self- and community-based reflection. For more about Teaching Artist training, click here.

Amelia Boyce Munson
Andre Chan
Asuka Derfler
C. Meranda Surmanek
Chaesong Kim
Christopher Imbrosciano
ciale charfauros
Claro de los Reyes
Daniella de Jesus
Erin Anderson
Irisdelia Garcia
Jay Beardsley
Jessica Cortez
Karen Alvarado
Kenneth Keng
Manny Dunn
Maria Castillo
Molly Cohen
Nancy Monahan
Noah Murray
Nyles Lattimore
Hassiem Muhammad
Om Raj Raut
Purple (Sheikia) Norris
Rachael Feldman
Raquel Almazan
Rita Liu
Sabeen Shalwani
Sam Funk
Sarah Lazar
Sarah Shin
Tiffany Tan
Val Ramirez
Zakaria Khafagy
Om Raj Raut
Sabeen Shalwani
C. Meranda Flachs-Surmanek

Hidden Voices Curriculum Development Team
Writing Team

Chaesong Kim
Dr. Yvonne Kwan 
Dr. Ricco Villaneuva Siasoco 
Amy Zhang 

Advisory Committee
Celia Kim 
Melissa Koh 
Vaimoana Niumeitolu
Anu Yadav 

Passages Alaska Curriculum Development Team

Ryan Conarro
Justin Perkins
Gary Upay’aq Beaver
Jen Romer
Nita Rearden 
Asia Freeman