Ran Xia is an interdisciplinary theatre artist from Shanghai, China. Her works have been at developed at IRT (Pomegrenade, Arctic's Fridge Fest), HERE (Harmony), Dixon Place*, The Brick ([ai], an adaptation of Ayn Rand's Anthem), The Wild Project, The Tank (Inaugural Artist of the Year Award / Resident Director; Echo; Tao at Dark Fest 2018, Independent Study by Ben Gassman, The Tallest Man in the World by Ailis Ni Riain). A member of Pipeline Theater’s Playlab 2020. A frequent collaborator of Exquisite Corpse Co.** (audio/visual installation Echo at the Memory House, on Governors Island), a current Resident Director at The Flea. Assistant Directing credits include: The Invention of Tragedy (by Mac Wellman, Dir. Meghan Finn at the Flea); Baby Fat: Act I (A Screeching Weasel punk rock opera, Dir. Michael Scholar, Jr. with Columbia Stages and LA MAMA), The Great Leap (by Lauren Yee, Dir. Taibi Magar at the Atlantic Theater), and Refrigerated Dreams by Carrie Mae Weems, Nona Hendryx, Francesca Harper, and Niegel Smith at Joe's Pub. A contributing writer at Theatre Is Easy and Exeunt. ranxia.info | thearcticgroup.org
*Dixon Place credits: North (Playwright), They Lived in the Attic (Playwright, Dir.), [ai] (Script/Director), Tabula Rasa (Playwright / Director / Production Sound Designer), Word Play (Playwright, Dir. Florence Le Bas), Princess Anybody (Dir. Rachel Graf Evans, A physical performance piece/forum theatre)
Set Design credits in NYC: Animals Out of Papers (by Rajiv Joseph), July House (Fringe NYC 2015), Ruins (by Hope Rehak), Echo, and more. Sound Design credits beyond Ran's own works: Pink House by Madison Pollack (Dir. Jenna Rossman), Sound Sculpture with Project and Connect; Three Sisters and Lost Adults (Dir. Maggie Chino, The Brick); You Sound Like A Girl (Dir. Colleen Hughes).
Ran is also a freelance graphic designer especially for theatre and film. Past visual arts projects include Art Takes Times Square, Stories of the Creative (SEE.ME), Dacia Gallery (Times Square Arts Centre), Spiegel Me (Installation at Fountains Foundation, Columbia College, Chicago).
Artistic Director of THE ARCTIC GROUP