Ping Chong

47 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012
T: 212 529 1557 F: 212 529 1703
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ABOUT
PUSH! Real Athletes. Real Stories. Real Theatre. is an interview-based theatre production by Ping Chong + Company and Tangled Art + Disability showcasing Canadian Parasport athletics. By weaving together a history of Parasport competition, personal histories, disability rights, triumphs, challenges, and record-breaking victories with video and a live musical score, PUSH! delivers a crescendo that rivals the intensity of any sporting event in the summer. Although they share in their passion, commitment and excellence, PUSH! shows us that each athlete's journey is unique.

CAST
Sarai Demers, Jenna Lambert, Victoria Nolan, Paul Rosen, Martha Sandoval Gustafson, Jody Schloss

ARTISTIC TEAM
Directed by Ping Chong
Written by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz
Poem by Jody Schloss
Original Score: Luis Orbegoso
Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter
Sound Designer: Jason Browning
Stage Manager: Tanya Greve
ASL Interpretation: Amanda Hyde & Sage Willow
Accessibility Consulting: DI Bennett
Performers' Assistant: Nicole Meehan

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
PUSH! was commissioned by Tangled Art + Disability, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of artists with disabilities. It premiered at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in August 2015 as part of the Panamania Festival, happening alongside the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Tech Rehearsal
Introduction from composer Luis Orbegoso
Introduction from Sara Demers
Introduction from Jenna Lambert
Introduction from Martha Sandoval
Introduction from Jody Ellen Schloss
Introduction from Paul Rosen

PRESS
CBC Radio Canada
Tangled Arts + Disability
Theater Communications Group