Truth and Beauty


About the Production

Truth and Beauty (originally American Gothic) is a multi-media exploration of the American psyche in an advertising, marketing and gun obsessed age. The piece incorporates live and recorded video and slide projections and is performed inside of a three sided Plexiglas box. It incorporates interviews with gun owners, advertising content and a subplot about an alienated youth on his way to becoming a homegrown terrorist. Since its premiere, Truth and Beauty has been independently produced in New York, California, Massachusetts and Nevada.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong, in collaboration with Michae Rohd and Jeff Randall

Directed by

Ping Chong

Lighting and Set Design

Elizabeth Kendall

Costume Design

Lindsay Pape

Sound Design

Erin Burns

Stage Manager

Elizabeth Kendall


Michael Rohd, Jeff Randall

Performance History


The Ko Festival, Amherst, MA (October 1998)


Virginia Polytechnic Institute, School of the Arts and Theatre Arts, Blacksburg, VA (September 1999)


Virginia Polytechnic Institute, School of the Arts

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