Undesirable Elements/Asian America


About the Production

Undesirable Elements/Asian America is a powerful exploration of the Asian-American experience in New York, featuring real people telling their own stories of creating personal identity out of a rich and complex heritage. The cast consists of six artists, writers, and activists from diverse Asian-American backgrounds (South Asia, Pacific Islands, Central Asia, East Asia), each sharing their own real-life experiences.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong and Sara Zatz

Written by

Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, in collaboration with the cast

Stage Manager

Courtney Golden

Lighting/Technical Director

Brant Thomas Murray


Joseph O. Legaspi, Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Pauline Park, Zohra Saed, Raj Thakkar, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Performance History


Asian Cultural Festival, Queens Theatre in the Park, Queens NY (April 2007)


Asia Society (Manhattan) and Pregones Theater (Bronx) as part of The National Asian American Theater Festival (June 2007)


National Asian American Theater Festival 2007

Queens Theatre in the Park

Related Media

Undesirable Elements | Asian American | 2007