Maraya - Acts of Nature in Geological Time


About the Production

Maraya (the title is a play on the Buddhist word maya – meaning illusion) was described by a critic as “nostalgia for eternity.” The piece is a meditation on mankind, emphasizing the recurring aggressiveness of human culture throughout time. An ancient caretaker oversees a theatrical space of ritual in which poetic events occur through a gridded wall.

Dedicated to Marguerite Yourcenar.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong


Carl Stone and Walter Steding

Lighting Design

Anne Militello

Sound Design

Brian Hallas

Set Design

Ping Chong

Costume Design

Matthew Yokobosky

Stage Manager

Natalie Sokoloff

Technical Director

Howard Thies


April Armstrong, Roger Babb, Robert Een, John Fleming, Ruth Fuglistaller, Jeannie Hutchins, Nickolette Phillips, Mary Shultz, Louise Smith, Robert Stern and Rocky Borenstein

Performance History


The Mickery Theatre, Mime Opleiding, Amsterdam, Holland (1985)

Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ


Apple Corp Theatre, New York, NY, (January 1988)


Apple Corp Theatre