Jiwon Chung is the artistic director of Kairos Theater Ensemble and a past president of the national organization for Theatre of the Oppressed. A key theorist in the integration of somatics, performance, and social justice, he lectures, teaches, and directs internationally.
Jiwon is also Visiting Assistant professor of Arts, Media, and Social Justice at the Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and a teaching artist at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre School.
The focus of Jiwon’s work is the application of theater as a tool for social and political change, using Theatre of the Oppressed to challenge, resist and transform systemic oppression and structural violence, and to redress large-scale historical atrocity and injustice. His approach to individual, interpersonal and institutional change is informed by his background as a veteran, a martial artist and practitioner of vipassana meditation for four decades.