Ping Chong archive

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The Ping Chong Archive reveals the creative and productionprocess of an important innovator in experimental theater and intercultural dialog, as well his work's reception. Itcontains extensive documentation of over 50 projects which Chong created and/or directed from 1972-2007, including original theater works, art installations, film/video productions, theater and opera directing projects, published works, and collaborations with other artists, including Meredith Monk and Muna Tseng. Productions with substantial documentation in the collection include Undesirable Elements, Chinoiserie, Deshima, Kind Ness, Maraya - Acts of Nature in Geological Time, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Darkness, Nuit Blanche, and OBON: Tails of Rain and Moonlight. The collection also includes the files of Chong's production company (Ping Chong & Co.), which contain development files and grant applications that shed further light on Chong's work and its creation. The collection contains scripts, notes, production files, photographs, negatives, slides, clippings, programs, set and technical designs, posters and electronic records.
Chong, Ping (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971 - 2007
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: LPA Mss 2009-001
Experimental theater -- United States
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Acquisition: Gift; Ping Chong & Company; 2009; THE2009M07.
Funding: The processing of the Ping Chong Archive was made possible,in part, through the generous assistance of the Leon Levy Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: 24.85 linear feet (64 boxes); 958 mb (822 computer files)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18715713
MSS Unit ID: 18167
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fa0c9f80-c6e8-012f-8b92-3c075448cc4b
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