Undesirable Elements/Hanover


About the Production

Undesirable Elements/Hanover explores the lived experiences of members of New Hampshire’s Upper Valley community, which straddles the Connecticut River between New Hampshire and Vermont. Each cast member shares the unique experiences that brought them to reside in the Upper Valley. Culture, community, and identity collide to form a living history on stage.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong and Michael Rohd in collaboration with the cast

Lighting Design

Darren McCroom

Stage Manager

Sara J. Wilson


Meaghan C. Gragg & Nikolaus S. Steinberg


Candice K. Mason, Gita B. Patel, Nela Suka, Tek Tomlinson; Narrators: Michael Rohd & Ping Chong

Performance History


Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (August 2002)


Hopkins Center for the Arts

Dartmouth College


Michael Rohd’s participation was supported by New Generations Program, funded by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theater Communications Group