Undesirable Elements/Atlanta


About the Production

Undesirable Elements/Atlanta is an interview-based theater production that explores issues of culture and identity in the lives of young adults in Atlanta, Georgia. The young people share their own personal stories of war, migration, intergenerational trauma, and family struggles. Each story reveals personal emotions that all Atlanta residents can identify with, including recent arrivals to Atlanta and those living there for generations.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks

Written by

Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks, in collaboration with the cast

Stage Manager

Dawn Young

Lighting Design

Darren McCroom


Saul Alejandro Aviña, Parashar Bhatt, Onaopemipo Olaide Johnson, Branka Lalovic, Maya J. Tolbert, Michelle van Tonder

Performance History


7 Stages, Atlanta, GA (September 2001)


Additional regional touring 2001-2002.


7 Stages and Youth Arts Connection, a program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta