(She/her) People's Light debut. Theatre Includes: Ching Valdes-Aran was on tour internationally and nationally for over two years with Geoff Sobelle's Home until the global pandemic lockdown. Selected Roles: Aying in Flipzoids (OBIE Award, Ma-Yi Theatre), Imelda Marcos in Dogeaters (Lucille Lortel nomination, Public Theatre), Lady Macbeth, Lady Capulet, Duke Senior in NYSF “Shakespeare on Broadway” (Belasco Theatre), Medea in Medea (Pan Asian Repertory), Bernarda Alba in The House of Bernarda Alba) (Naatco), Clytemnestra in Iphigenia in Aulis (Yale Rep), Athena in Iphigenia in Taurus (La Mama E.T.C. & tour of Greece), Empress Tzushi in Empress of China (Cincinnati Playhouse). Other Awards: 2021 Ruthie Award, 2021 Team Plays Petri Project Grantee, Fox Foundation Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, New Dramatist’s Charles Bowden Award, Ma-Yi Award for Artistic Excellence, MAP grantee (Foundry), U.S. Congressional Award for Arts & Culture, others. Film/Television Includes: Missing Link (Golden Globe, 6 Oscar nominations), Sex & The City, Across the Universe, Mula Kung Ano Ang Noon (Palm de Oro, Locarno Int’l FilmFestival). Ching is also a director and a visual artist.