Ping Chong

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AM/AM THE ARTICULATED MAN, 1982

ABOUT

AM/AM The Articulated Man focuses on a robot that escapes from a research facility and tries to live as a human. Inspired by the Jewish Frankenstein myth "The Golem."

Dedicated to Jean Claude Ribes

PRODUCTION

Director: Ping Chong
Producer: Writer: Ping Chong
Music (for film): Meredith Monk
Music: Liquid, Liquid (99 Records), Sauveterre Griot over “Contagious Magic” (Jon Hassell), Brian Eno from Possible Music (Editions EG), Malinye by Don Cherry from Codona (ECM Records), Dancing in the Dark by Artie Shaw (RCA)
Lighting Design: Blu
Costume Design: Kim Druce and Louise Smith
Film Direction: Ping Chong

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Premiere:
La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY, February 1982

Tour:
The Mickery Theatre, Amsterdam, Holland; Spirit Square Art Center, Charlotte, NC; Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada; Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR; On the Boards, Seattle, WA; Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Wadsworth Theatre, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Togamura Theatre Festival, Suzuki Company, Japan; Osaka Theatre Festival, Osaka Rodo Kaidan, Japan; First Night, Boston Shakespeare Theatre, Boston, MA

CAST

Ishmael Houston-Jones, Webdelien Haveman, Ciel Werts, Louise Smith, Rob List, Jeannie Hutchins

Narrators: Michael Duffy, Phil Lee, Ishmael Houston-Jones

Film Performers: Rob List, Ciel Werts, Ping Chong

MULTIMEDIA

Photos:
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AWARDS

Villager Award 1982

PRODUCING PARTNERS

LaMama ETC and Ping Chong + Company

FUNDERS

Partially funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, Arts Exchange Program