Secret History


About the Production

Secret History is an interview-based theater production that explores the mysteries of cultural identity and traces the displacement of peoples and cultures in the 20th century through the personal testimonies of six immigrant New Yorkers with origins in Japan, Uganda, Tonga, Lebanon, and the Philippines. Secret History draws its dramatic power from the deceptively “simple” act of naming oneself in public.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong

Set Design

Watoku Ueno

Lighting Design

Darren McCroom

Sound Design

Brian Hallas

Stage Manager

Courtney Golden

Production Manager

Sara Zatz


Trinket Monsod, Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Hiromi Sakamoto, Tania Salmen, Patrick Ssenjovu and Cherry Lou Sy.

Performance History


Ohio Theatre, New York, NY (November-December 2000)


Connecticut College, New London, CT

Related Media

Ping Chong's Undesirable Elements-Secret History Excerpt