Undesirable Elements/Yellow Springs


About the Production

Undesirable Elements/Yellow Springs is an interview-based theater production exploring the lived experiences of residents of Yellow Springs, Ohio. The cast members have origins in Tanzania, Mexico, Japan, and the United States. Each cast member shares the unique experiences that brought them to reside in Yellow Springs, and the challenges and joys of embodying complex identities. The production seeks to break down stereotypes and engage in community dialogue by showcasing the real-life stories and experiences of Yellow Springs residents whose stories might not otherwise be heard.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast


Iddi Ali Bakari, Erendira Lopez, Migiwa Orimo, Paula Cordell

Performance History


Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH (1997)


Antioch College