Elena Chang (she/her/hers) is currently Director of Equity Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Theatre Communications Group. There she manages internal and external programs as part of TCG’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Initiative, including the EDI Institute, the facilitation of EDI workshops & webinars, the docu-series #LegacyLeaders, At the Intersections Conference programming, and other initiatives such as the Rising Leaders of Color and Theatres of Color. Previously, Elena served as program director of the Asian American Arts Alliance, where she was responsible for the development, design/communications, and management of all artist-focused programs as well as community-centered initiatives.
A longtime champion of POC & LGBTQ representation in the creative sector, she is thrilled to continue her leadership in inclusion in the theatre field through the lens of centering the intersections between art, culture & activism. Elena also works with Asian Pride Project, a nonprofit multidisciplinary arts & advocacy initiative celebrating the journeys, triumphs and struggles of LGBTQ individuals and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) families and communities. She served on the Programming Committee of KQTCon, the first national convenings arc of queer and trans Koreans in New York City, and has partnered in the past with National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). She received a BFA in Theatre from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.