Nuit Blanche, A Select View of Earthlings


About the Production

Nuit Blanche, A Select View of Earthlings is composed of interwoven narratives spanning from the prehistoric age to 19th century Latin America; from the back country of the American South in the 1950’s to an African country on the verge of collapse in the late 20th Century; from Neil Armstrong’s moon landing to Cambodia in the time of the Khmer Rouge. Together, the narratives create a dreamlike meditation on the state of human existence.

Dedicated to the memory of Colin Wolcott and Thorton Wilder.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived and Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong in collaboration with Louise Smith, John Miglietta, Tone Blevins, and Pablo Vela

Lighting Design


Sound Design

Phil Lee and Howard Kaufman


Tobey Sanford and Didi Suydam

Media Consltant

Tony Jannetti

Stage Manager

Dennis Giacomo

A/V Director

Tony Jannetti


Pablo Vela, Tone Blevins, Louise Smith, Ping Chong, John Miglietta, Joel Beard Film Actor: John Parton Voice Over: David Wolpe, Pablo Vela, Colette Berger, Louise Smith, Vicki Margulies, Sally Kaplan, Kay Hines, Jeannie Hutchins, Gloria Zelaya, Betty Chong

Performance History


La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (January 1981)


La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (January 1985)


La MaMa E.T.C.


The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Herman and Marilyn Schwartzman

Barbara Lapcek