Undesirable Elements: A/P/A


About the Production

Undesirable Elements: A/P/A is an interview-based theater production featuring the first-hand stories of five residents of New York City who are of Asian descent. The production was developed during a residency at New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute. Featuring New Yorkers with origins in China, Japan, Afghanistan, Tonga, and the Philippines, the production seeks to break down stereotypes and engage in community dialogue by showcasing the real-life stories that might not otherwise be heard.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast

Assistant Director

Hiromi Sakamoto

Stage Manager

Courtney Golden


Trinket Monsod, Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Zohra Saed, Hiromi Sakamoto, Cherry Lou Sy

Performance History


Gene Frankel Theatre, New York, NY (April 2000)


Asian/Pacific/ American Studies Program & Institute, New York University