Four residents of Hanover, New Hampshire, not actors by profession, step onto the stage, moving out of their daily roles to share extraordinary stories from their own lives. Thus Undesirable Elements/Hanover is composed of original personal stories contributed by members of the Upper Valley community who live there but were not born there.
Candice K. Mason, Gita B. Patel, Nela Suka, Tek Tomlinson
Michael Rohd & Ping Chong
Written and directed by: Ping Chong and Michael Rohd, in collaboration with the cast
Lighting Designer: Darren McCroom
Stage Manager: Sara J. Wilson
Scribes/researchers: Meaghan C. Gragg & Nikolaus S. Steinberg
Premiere: Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (August 2002)
Dartmouth College Undesirable Elements/Hanover website, with audience responses
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College
Supported by a grant from the The Ford Foundation. Michael Rohd’s participation was supported by New Generations Program, funded by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and dministered by Theater Communications Group, than national organization for the American Theatre.