I first saw Cheng Zeng at a BICOP improv webinar. Listen to Cheng Zeng’s story of growing up in a traditional Chinese family and how that shaped his first career path. Because there were no arts or drama in his schools and universities, he studied engineering, with no thought of the arts. He describes getting in trouble with his teachers because he “asked too many questions”. He first encountered Improvisational Theatre when he moved to Bejing. He was hooked right away, as so many of us are!
Learn about his work in a prison program and how he saw basic improv exercises impact the inmates’ lives.
He is also involved with the Eastside Institute and its founder Lois Holzman. East Side Institute, a center for social therapeutics and other humanizing approaches to the learning and development of people and communities.