About Chang In A Void Moon
Chang in a Void Moon, the first serialized play ever produced in NY, began in 1982 at the Pyramid Club, received a Bessie Award in 1985 and has been highly acclaimed through over 60 episodes in multiple countries. La MaMa presented past episodes in 1995, 1997, 2003 and 2004
The drama/comedy/mystery of Chang in a Void Moon revolves around the exploits of Chang, a businessman with diplomatic immunity in 52 countries worldwide, and his schemes to defraud the Peters clan, a wealthy family steeped in severe dysfunction. The shenanigans include an expanding cast of 40+ characters united in their single-minded determination to kill Chang. Episode 62 begins during the early days of the pandemic when Svetlana finds herself in Rome and seeks refuge with the Infanta in the abandoned Pantheon. They find that Chang is already there. Many months later Chang’s ex-wife Lolita invites her to a disastrous lunch on the side of a volcano.
The cast of Chang in a Void Moon features a cast of veteran downtown performers including Jean Brassard, Claire Buckingham, Antonio Cerezo, Valerie Charles, Sanghi Choi, Oscar Colon, Helena Fifer, Benjamin Forster, Kyle Griffiths, John Hagan, Asta Hansen, Donna Herman, Samuel Im, Anna Kohler, Alenka Kraigher, Annie Labois, Greg Mehrten, Nicky Paraiso, Black-Eyed Susan, and Ching Valdes-Aran.
Chang in a Void Moon was written, directed and designed by John Jesurun. David Pym serves as video technical producer. Daniel Nelson serves as line producer.
JOHN JESURUN is a playwright/director/media artist. Since 1982: text, direction, design for over 30 pieces including: the 61 episode Chang in a Void Moon, Everything that Rises Must Converge, Snow and the media trilogy: Deep Sleep/White Water/Black Maria. Fellowships include NEA, MacArthur, Rockefeller, Rome Prize, Guggenheim, Asian Cultural Council, Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Published by TCG, PAJ, NoPassport Press. Shatterhand Massacree and other Media Texts was published by Performing Arts Journal. Past projects include FAUST~HOW I ROSE/ BAM, PHILOKTETES/Soho Rep.“Philoktetes”/Kyoto Performing Arts Center with Hideo Kanze, STOPPED BRIDGE OF DREAMS/La Mama, Jeff Buckley video “Last Goodbye”, Harry Partch’s opera “Delusion of the Fury”/Japan Society. Teaching: Justus Liebig University/Giessen, Goethe University, Frankfurt, DASARTS Amsterdam, NYU, Tokyo University, Kyoto University of Art+ Design, Bard College, Carnegie Mellon. His webserial SHADOWLAND can be seen on Vimeo. Website: johnjesurun.googlepages.com