American Gothic


About the Production

American Gothic is a bricolage of select excerpts from the movie scripts of Psycho, Sid and Nancy and The River's Edge to critique the moral bankruptcy, violence and apathy in American life. American Gothic is an interdisciplinary work integrating choreography, live feed video, soundscapes and projection.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong

Assistant Director

Anna Seckinger

Set Design

Bonnie Brinkley

Lighting Design

Kathryn A. Eader

Costume Design

Stephen Stratton

Sound Design

Brian Hallas

Stage Manager

Courtney Golden


Joanne Abrams, Jennifer Benusis, Carson Coulon, Heidi Epsha, Stephanie Goldman, Maria Hurley, Scott Leonard, Walter Lockwood, Rachel Palleschi, John David Roberto, Erica Stuart and Chie Suzuki

Performance History


NYU, New York, NY (April 1992)


NYU Tisch School for the Arts