THE EAST-WEST QUARTET
A collection of four masterworks for the stage by Ping Chong,
including Deshima, Chinoiserie, After Sorrow, and Pojagi
with a preface by Jessica Hagedorn.
For nearly three decades, Ping Chong and his company have written and staged some of the most innovative and arresting examinations of "The Other" on stages in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. His work more than any other artist has explored the ways Asian cultures have intersected with contemporary American society and throughout history.
This volume collects four of his masterworks created over the past decade: Deshima (1990) a documentary collage of the history of the West and Japan; Chinoiserie (1995) spans centuries, continents and cultures, where the mysterious East meets the mysterious West; After Sorrow (1997) explores the legacy of war in Vietnam; Pojagi (1999) a poetic documentary on Korea from the sixteenth century to today.
The Washington Post has said these works are "like poems in their simplicity and power to evoke . . . carefully wrought and beautifully designed."
How to Purchase:
THE EAST-WEST QUARTET is published by Theatre Communications Group and is available at fine bookstores nationwide.
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A play about the life and HIV drug development work of Dr. Krisana Kraisintu
COCKTAIL is a play about one woman's audacious crusade to fight the AIDS epidemic and the pharmaceutical industry's unyielding control over lifesaving drugs. Scientist-activist Dr. Krisana Kraisintu, a Thai national, defied politicians, patents, and restrictions to give the world its first generic "cocktail" pill for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Her generic drugs changed the course of HIV in her native Thailand and later in Africa, but brought her into direct conflict with some of the world's leading drug manufacturers.
How to Purchase:
COCKTAIL is published by Silkworm Books and is available at fine bookstores nationwide.
UNDESIRABLE ELEMENTS: REAL PEOPLE, REAL LIVES, REAL THEATER
This four-piece volume of Undesirable Elements, the community-specific theater works series, examines the lives of those born into one culture but living in another. Each production grows out of an extended residency, during which Ping Chong and his collaborators conduct interviews of community members and then create a script that explores both historical and personal narratives. This book includes four Undesirable Elements production scripts, collaborator interviews, and a methodology overview.
Individual scripts may be available for sale. Please contact us for more information.