Great Songs, Horrible People
Welcome back to the 2nd season of CCP. You're like, "Podcasts have seasons?" I'm like, Mine does, and I'm back to talk about all this controversy about domestic violence in the NFL & Floyd Mayweather's money cult. But more so, my guest- West Liang and I, talk about artists and if they can just be good at singing and performing without needing to be a perfect human being. Should we separate people's personal lives from their craft or is do they need to be the whole package? Also is an elevator conspiracy happening in America?
Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, WEST LIANG is a Los Angeles-based professional actor, writer, and director, working in theatre, commercials, television, and film.
As a performer, he has appeared on regional and intimate stages all over Southern California, including: East West Players, Rogue Machine Theatre, Echo Theater Co., Celebration Theatre, Artists at Play, Sacred Fools Theatre, Son of Semele Ensemble, Circle X, Company of Angels, Shakespeare Orange County, Odyssey, Playwrights' Arena, Wicked Lit, Pasadena Playhouse, and more.
His work in TV/Film has been featured in Mistresses (ABC), Stitchers(ABC), Nash Bridges (CBS), False Witness (Sony), Hollywood Heights(Nickelodeon), Jon Benjamin Has a Van (Comedy Central), The Bold & The Beautiful (CBS), Return to Grace (PBS), Crossing Over(Weinstein Co.), Ninja Apocalypse (Comic-Con), Love, Gloria, Book of Rules, SF, Turnaround Jake, Invinciple Scripture, Ng, and more.
In 2012/13, he was honored with a prestigious L. A. WEEKLY Theater Award nomination for 'Best Actor' (Drama) in CoA's premiere production of Their Eyes Saw Rain, which he also wrote.
Of his writing, VARIETY says, "Liang displays infectious wit and a talent for communicating intriguing character interaction."
His award-nominated feature film, Someone I Used to Know (as writer, producer, and star), was produced by 408 Films (Linsanity) in 2011/12 and enjoyed an 18-month international circuit of festivals in SF, LA, NYC, DC, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Anaheim, Philadelphia, Houston, Vancouver, Berlin, Yakutsk (Russia), and is now available on Amazon.
In 2015, he wrote, produced, and directed All I Want, a feature film starring actress and producing partner, Melissa Center, and explores the journey of a woman on the brink of change. The film is expected to begin its domestic and international festival circuit in 2017.
West Liang currently resides in Los Angeles, happily and luckily surrounded by loving family and loyal friends.