Undesirable Elements: 92/02


About the Production

In 2002, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Undesirable Elements and his 30th anniversary as an independent artist, Ping Chong asked writer/director Talvin Wilks to collaborate on making a UE production with memorable participants from past UE performances. To complete the circle, Ping himself decided to join the cast for the first time. The anniversary production, originally titled UE 92/02, then became a touring version. The anniversary production has been presented, with differing casts, in New York City, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Italy, and France. This production was dedicated to the over 150 people who had taken part in the Undesirable Elements project during its first 10 years.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks

Written by

Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks, in collaboration with the cast

Lighting Design

John Frautschy

Stage Manager

Courtney Golden

Production Manager

John Frautschy

Sets Design

Watoku Ueno

Sound Recording

Brian Hallas

Project Manager

Sara Zatz


Luanne Edwards, Angel Garder, Leyla Modirzadah, Tania Salmen, Michelle Von Tonder, Ping Chong (original cast)

Performance History


La MaMa ETC, New York, NY (October 2002)


Lille Capital of Culture Festival, Lille, France (December 2003), Romaeuropa Festival, Rome, Italy (September-November 2004), Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Colorado Springs, CO (July 2005), Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA (November 2006)