Yibin (Bill) Wang was born and raised in Hangzhou, China.
Since 2016, He has been creating original theatrical works in the cultural landscapes of China, the U.S., and Germany. He co-wrote and directed The Family, a play that portrays two familiar yet foreign forms of the Chinese family, premiered at the Old Gym Theater, in 2017. In the summer of 2018, according to the original stories and other resources, he re-devised The Family and brought it back to his hometown at 201 Sheng-qi Studio. After that, he met the opportunity to found the Character Group with the original cast of the production. Currently, the Character Group is coming up with a new original work about the local Hangzhou dialect. He also conceived and directed Those of Us, a documentary piece at the Old Gym Theater in 2018. In 2019, he researched the postdramatic theater in Germany and directed Snow White and Charges by Elfriede Jelinek at the Factory, Berlin. On February 2020, he finished his senior project, Our Grandparents/旧识, which he co-wrote and directed based on the creators' memories with their grandparents.
Other recent credits include Lust - Faust Haus and Came on A Boat at the Old Gym Theater; 'Empty Space' workshop at BDFZ Black-Box Theater. Recent assistant credits include This Body Is So Permanent (dir. Peter Sellars); Promenade (dir. Morgan Green); The Mother's Stories (dir. CHIA).
Yibin got his BA in Theater and Performance at Bard College and is currently a Theatre Directing MFA Candidate at Columbia University. He is interested in the interaction between physicality and musicality in theatrical space and the difference between the east and west in this field.
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