A Race


About the Production

A Race is constructed as a rite of passage of the young of an alien race about to enter the dangerous world. This distancing conceit in turn echoes the strangeness of nature and human existence. Wonderment is at the core of this poetic work. It is yet another select view of earthlings.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong

Lighting Design


Set and Prop Design

Paul Krajniak

Design Assistants

Barbara Chang, Deborah Cohen and Brian Hallas

Projection Design

Jan Hartley

Costume Design

Mel Carpenter

Sound Design

Ping Chong, Norman Durkee, and Phil Lee

Music by

Meredith Monk


Rob List, Willem Carpentier, Lesley Farlow, Jody Oberfelder, Linda Rappaport and Pam Van Sant. Acolytes Penny Boyer, Diane Brown, Kevin Duffy, Michael Duffy, John Fleming, Heather Glenn, Amy Guggenheim, Sarah Hornby, Dan Hurlin, Helen Jernigan, Trinket Monsod, Kimberley Reed, Louise S., Johanna Vandenbulcke, Kara Westermann and Zack.

Performance History


On the Boards, Seattle, WA (February 1984)


La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (February 1984)


La MaMa E.T.C.