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Ping Chong & Company
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Ping Chong & Company Summer Institute

Real People. Real Lives. Real Theater. Announcing the 2nd Ping Chong & Company Summer Institute! June 17-23, 2012 - Amherst, MAsponsored by Amherst College Department of Theater and DanceThe Ping…Continue

Started Apr 5, 2012


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Arts Organization
Theater, Dance, Visual Arts
In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Mixed Race
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Ping Chong (writer/director) is an internationally acclaimed theatre director, playwright, video installation artist, and pioneer in the use of media in the theater. In his 38 year career in the theater, he has been a restless explorer of new possibilities and new directions, always pushing at the boundaries of what theater is and can be. Mr. Chong’s work has been presented at major festivals and theatres around the world including: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La MaMa E.T.C, Spoleto USA Festival, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the New Victory Theater, the Barbican Centre, Vienna Festival, RomaEuropa Festival, Tokyo International Arts Festival, Singapore Festival of the Arts, and many others. In 1992, Ping Chong created the first work in the Undesirable Elements series of community-based oral history projects. Since then there have been over 40 productions around the world. His 2005 puppet theatre production, Cathay: Three Tales of China, created with the Shaanxi Folk Art Theater of Xian, China, was chosen as one of the top 10 productions of the 2005 season by NY Theatre Wire, and received 3 Henry Hewes Design Awards by the New York Theatre Wing. Among his many honors and awards, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a USA Artist Fellowship, two BESSIE awards and two OBIE awards, including one for sustained Achievement in 2000. Theatre Communications Group published his first collection of plays, The East-West Quartet, in 2005 and will publish a book dedicated to Undesirable Elements in 2010. His latest puppet theatre show, The Devil You Know, recently played at La MaMa ETC as part of the 2010 Under the Radar Festival. His stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood premieres at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July 2010 with performances in BAM’s Next Wave Festival in Fall 2010.
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