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[2g Leadership]

Victor Maog – Artistic Director

Victor Maog, 2g’s Artistic Director since September 2012, comes with a history of directing plays and musicals in professional, community-based, and educational settings. His award-winning work has reached over half the continental United States including theaters such as NYSF/Public Theater, Hartford Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Signature Theatre Company, Mabou Mines, Lark Play Development Center, and New Dramatists. He was one of six directors in the United States to receive the prestigious 2004-06 National Endowment for the Arts/Theater Communications Group Career Development Award, the Paula Altvater Fellowship at Cornerstone Theatre Company, the Van Lier Directing Fellowship at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, and The Presidential Award for Outstanding Academic Enrichment with the Theatre Arts Project of San Joaquin County, where he served as Artistic Director at age twenty. He’s also a respected artist-educator who’s worked at schools such as NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Fordham University and organizations including the American Theatre Wing, Theatre Development Fund, and the Kennedy Center’s American College Festival. For five summers, he served as Director of Theater for Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School, the oldest such program in the country. Currently, he’s on the national Board of Directors for the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA), directing team of the ABC/Disney Casting Project, and in the inaugural class of the TCG SPARK Leaders Program. Victor graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School with a concentration in Global Leadership and Performance Studies.

Gladys Chen – President

Gladys Chen has been involved with Second Generation since its inception. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business and has also held numerous positions in advertising and marketing at Johnson & Johnson and WPP. With her strong business acumen, Gladys was the Managing Director of Second Generation and produced its first Off-Broadway musical Making Tracks from 1997 to 2001. Additionally, Gladys helped to create the In the Works series which provides artists with workshops to collaborate and stage their work before an audience prior to a full-production at 2g and regional theaters.


Neal Kowalsky – Company Manager
Margaret Chen – Finance Director
Dora Kwong – Events Manager
Rebecca Kim – Marketing Manager
Bruce Cohen – Public Relations

[Board of Directors]

Gladys Chen
Lily Fan
Wynn Salisch

Welly Yang – Founding Artistic Director