Ping Chong + Company offers training and education opportunities in the following areas:
Secret Histories: Arts-in-Education Program
Secret Histories is PCC's Education Program, adapted from Undesirable Elements. The program provides a professional Undesirable Elements performance followed by an in-school artistic residency. During the residency, teaching artists work with students to develop a personal narrative and present it in a theatrical performance. The work promotes academic skills and peer understanding through the arts. Secret Histories is offered as a multi-week in-school residency for English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Drama classrooms. It is also available as an after-school theater program and as after-school and weekend workshops. Secret Histories teaching artists are professional theater artists and have worked in all 5 boroughs of New York City, around the country, and internationally. For questions and inquiries, contact Christina Weakland.
The PCC Training Institute is a one-week training intensive during which participants work directly with Ping Chong + Company artists to learn the process of creating Undesirable Elements, including : how to conduct interviews and develop original script components; strategies to build relationships with community organizations; and two Master Classes with Ping Chong exploring the related aesthetics and social justice issues of his multidisciplinary works.
DEVISINGHUB at Ping Chong + Company is a space of dynamic creative process, performative inquiry, collaborative exploration, and an incubator for new performance works. Up to 12 interdisciplinary performance makers (individuals and/or collaborative teams) bring new or early-stage projects to explore and develop.