Ping Chong

47 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012
T: 212 529 1557 F: 212 529 1703


A new interview-based theater production about the real lives of young New Yorkers.

Have a true story you've always wanted to tell? Here's your chance to tell it on stage in a professional theater production, meet other NYC youth from diverse backgrounds, and challenge assumptions and stereotypes about what it means to grow up up in NYC. Your story will be shared with youth audiences across the city.

Individuals from all backgrounds, neighborhoods, experiences, and identities are invited to apply. No previous performance experience or memorization required, and you'll be paid for your time. Learn more at our free info session on Sept 11, 5:30-7:30pm, details here.

-completing a questionnaire packet
-a 2 hour interview in Manhattan between September-October 2017
-availability for 4 rehearsals per week (afternoon/evening + 1 weekend day) from Dec 2017-Jan 2018, around 16 hours per week with a holiday break in late December
-mandatory availability for all performances Jan 9-21, 2018 at The New Victory Theater for school and public audiences, 16 daytime and evening performances total

To apply, submit your questionnaire here or download a copy here and email to
Deadline: 11:59PM EST, September 15, 2017.
Interview slots are limited, and do not guarantee a spot in the final ensemble.

Questions? Contact Sara at or (929) 274-1518.

Say My Name, New Orleans 2013

Ping Chong + Company is an internationally recognized theater company known for bringing underrepresented voices to the stage through its community engaged theater projects. Undesirable Elements is an ongoing series of community specific interview-based theater works examining issues of culture and identity. Since 1992, there have been over 40 productions in the series. In UE/New Victory, Ping Chong + Company artists will conduct interviews with local young adults (ages 18-21) from a wide range of backgrounds and communities. The interviews become the basis of the script, performed by the participants themselves, weaving together personal, historical, and political narratives.