J. Ching (he/him/his) was born and raised in Kailua, Hawai’i.
J. is the Production Script Coordinator at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), helping to bridge the gap between literary development and stage management with a deep commitment to ED&I and Access Services. During his five seasons at OSF, he has worked on several world premiere productions including Roe, UNISON, Manahatta, Between Two Knees, and The Copper Children.
J. was a member of the Brown Boi Project’s March 2013 cohort, artEquity’s National Facilitator Training 2017 cohort, and was a fellow for the Intercultural Leadership Institute’s 2018-2019 cohort. He was also the Festival Coordinator for the 5th National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (NAATCF) in October 2016.
J. aspires to start his own theatre company in Hawai’i geared toward educating youths from historically underrepresented communities about all aspects of collaborative art of theatre and fostering a passion for the arts.