Ping Chong

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UE/Madison, 2001

ABOUT
Undesirable Elements is an ongoing series of works by Ping Chong + Company exploring the effects of history, race and culture on the lives of individuals in specific communities. Each performance is created with a local cast of real people who are not performers, with a script created from the participants’ own words and histories as told to Chong and his collaborators. The Madison version includes University students, staff and community members.

CAST
Pabitra Benjamin, Angel Francisco Castelan Torres, Quoa Her, Claudia Nascimento, David Douglas Smith, Yan Xu

ARTISTIC TEAM
Creator/Director: Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast
Production Manager: John G. Frautschy
Lighting Designer: John G. Frautschy
Set Designer: Watoku Ueno
Sound Designer: Brian Hallas
Stage Manager: Kirsten Moore

PERFORMANCES
Premiere: Lathrop Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (March 2001)

PRESS

'Undesirable Elements' combines varied backgrounds, UW-Madison News, Mar. 2001
Caught Between Two Cultures, Capital Times, Mar. 2001
UE Reveals Truth About Cultural Differences, Wisconsin Week, Mar. 2001
Outside Looking In, Wisconsin State Journal, Mar. 22, 2001

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
University of Wisconsin/Madison