Ping Chong & Company's

Summer Training Institute
and Arts-in-Education Programs!
Additional training opportunities at
La MaMa Umbria this summer
Real People. Real Lives. Real Theater.
Announcing the Inaugural
Ping Chong & Company Summer Theatre Institute!
July 31 – August 7, 2011
at the Ko Festival of Performance,
on the Amherst College campus in Amherst, MA

The Ping Chong & Company Summer Institute has been designed to engage and inspire artists, activists and community organizations interested in developing unique performance projects that explore oral history, art, and social justice engagements. This intensive week-long workshop, led by Ping Chong, Sara Zatz, and Talvin Wilks, will explore the innovative community-based performance and documentary theatre practices behind Ping Chong’s award-winning Undesirable Elements series.
Learn the process of creating an ensemble-based oral history work;
Learn how to conduct interviews and develop original script components based on the Undesirable Elements process;
Learn strategies to build relationships with community organizations utilizing interview techniques, documentation and the Undesirable Elements curriculum components;
Learn more about the history of Undesirable Elements and experience Master Classes with Ping Chong, exploring the aesthetics and social justice issues of his multidisciplinary works such as Cocktail, Blindness and The East West Quartet.
Click for more information, fees, and application forms.
Applications due April 30.


Announcing Secret Histories
Ping Chong & Company's Arts-in-Education Program
available for in-school or after-school residencies and
after-school or weekend workshops

Secret Histories provides a professional Undesirable Elements performance by Ping Chong & Company, followed by an artistic residency. Teaching artists work with students to develop a personal narrative and present it in a theatrical performance. The work promotes academic skills, theater education, and peer understanding through the arts.
For more information, pricing, and scheduling,
contact Jesca Prudencio, Education Coordinator


Ping Chong Featured at
La MaMa Umbria this Summer
Join La MaMa for these extraordinary experiential workshops
for professional directors, playwrights and actors at
La MaMa Umbria International in Spoleto, Italy during 4 Programs this summer.
Erik Ehn facilitates the 5th Annual La MaMa International Playwright Retreat, July 3 – 13, 2011 at La MaMa Umbria is Spoleto, Italy. Click here for Application Form and more information.
The 12th Annual La MaMa International Symposium for Directors takes place from July 15 – August 15, 2011 at La MaMa Umbria. There will be 2 two-week sessions, featuring teaching artists  Ping Chong, Ruth Maleczech, Dijana Milosevic, Luca Ronconi, Hjalmar-Jorge Joffre-Eichorn, JoAnne Akalaitis, Dorcy Rugamba, Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari* and special guests. In addition, participants visit local cultural sites, attend arts festivals and community fairs and meet local artists.Registration is now underway. Click here for Registration Form and more information.

Tina Landau and André de Shields share their approaches to actor training during the inaugural year of the La MaMa Umbria Master Acting Workshops, August 17 -27, 2011. Click here for Application Form and more information.

Cricot-2 Workshops, led by leading actors from legendary director Tadeusz Kantor’s company, will be held June 13 – 26, 2011. See website for more details.

 *All artists subject to change.


Ping Chong & Company's Undesirable Elements programs are supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Leading For the Future Initiative, a program of the Nonprofit Finance Fund funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Open Society Foundations/Fund for the City of New York, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. MetLife Foundation is the National Sponsor of the Undesirable Elements series. 
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