Undesirable Elements/New York


About the Production

Undesirable Elements/New York is the original work in the Undesirable Elements series. Originally presented as a performance as part of Ping Chong’s 1992 visual arts installation, “A Facility for the Channeling and Containment of Undesirable Elements,” it was then conceived as a theatrical presentation. The original promotional materials describe the production as featuring “eight individuals who vary in age, gender, profession and race but share the common trait of having been born in one culture and now finding themselves part of another, New York City, 1992. The piece is an exploration of human difference, similarity and indomitability.”

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong, in collaboration with the performers

Assistant Director

Anna Seckinger

Lighting Design

Tom Hase

Sound Design

Brian Hallas


Cochise Anderson, Angela Beth Gardner (touring) Eva Gasteazoro, Emerald Trinket Monsod, Hiromi Sakamoto, Tania Salmen, Regine Anna Seckinger and Olga Kyrychenko Shuhan

Performance History


Artists Space, New York, NY


Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, West Kortright Center, East Meredith, NY, Art Awareness, Lexington, NY, TCG Conference at McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (October 1993)