Skin - A State of Being


About the Production

Skin - A State of Being is a poetic, anthropological look at homo sapiens that employs a distancing conceit. It is a select view of earthlings in disguise. The work is a multi-media work framed as disconnected “snapshots” of a species of amphibians with humanoid bodies and amphibian heads. In the course of the evening, we get glimpses of a world that is alternately strange and familiar.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived and Directed by

Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast

Set Design

Ping Chong

Lighting Design

Howard Thies

Costume Design

Matthew Yokobosky

Projection Design

Jan Hartley

Sound Design

Brian Hallas


John Fleming, Jeannie Hutchins, Dan Froot, Allan Tung, and Daryl

Performance History


La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (January 1989)