Tales from the Salt City


About the Production

A powerful exploration of the changing face of Syracuse through an interview-based theatre work,Tales from the Salt City presents the first-hand narratives of seven citizens of Syracuse – both recent arrivals and long-standing citizens. Tales from the Salt City examines the history of Syracuse, beginning with Indigenous peoples, as a center of abolitionism and the Underground Railroad, to its history as an industrial steel-centre, and recent location as a sanctuary city for refugees.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, in collaboration with the cast

Production Design

Maya Ciarrocchi

Lighting Design

Darren McCroom

Sound Design

Jonathan R. Herter

Stage Manager

Amber Dickerson


Kyle Bass


Lino Ariloka , Gordana Dudevski , Rebecca Isabel Fuentes , José Miguel Hernández , Albert “Al” Marshall , Emad Rahim , Jeanne Shenandoah


Syracuse Stage