The PCC Training Institute is a one-week intensive designed to engage and inspire artists, teachers, students, and community practitioners interested in developing unique performance projects that explore oral history, art, and community engagement. Participants work directly with Ping Chong and Company artists to explore the innovative community-based performance and documentary theatre practices the company employs to create Undesirable Elements — PCC’s series of interview-based theater productions. Topics include artful and ethical strategies for conducting interviews, adapting personal stories into an original script, and building relationships with community organizations. Master Classes with acclaimed artists (Ping Chong, ALT members, etc.) explore devising strategies and the related aesthetics and social justice issues of his multidisciplinary works.