Ping Chong Visits Portland
- Sojourn Theatre is hosting a week long residency with international theatre
artist Ping Chong in May. I've directed one of his plays (KIND NESS) and
find his work to be very, very thought provoking. This is a GREAT
opportunity for the Portland theatre community.
Here's the info:
SOJOURN THEATRE hosts Ping Chong in Portland May 17- May 23
Residency supported by RACC, in partnership with Concordia University's
Theatre Department, Portland Center Stage, and Portland Center for the
Sojourn Theatre's spring/summer project, 7 Great Loves, is a city wide
quest to find seven true, diverse, challenging, delightful, love stories.
International artist Ping Chong will contribute to this body of work by
conducting workshops, interviews, and open rehearsals. From this week-long
residency, Sojourn Theatre will develop and present a first draft open
performance of 7 Great Loves in late June. The piece premieres in Portland
on Valentine's Day, 2003
Ping Chong is a world renowned theatre director, choreographer, video and
installation artist. He is a recipient of both an Obie Award and a Bessie
Award for career achievement. Since 1972, Chong has created over 35 works
for the stage, many of which have been presented at major venues all over
the world including BAM, Lincoln Center, The Spoleto Festival. His most
recent work, "OBON", will close Seattle Repertory Theatre's mainstage season
May 18, 19 Noon to 5pm Concordia University
"Time, Space, and Text"
Chong utilizes movement, sound, and non linear methods of exploring the
poetry of performance in this master class for performers and directors.
Cost: $50 (registration limited to 24 participants, with 30 half price
observer registration spots.)
May 20 7pm Portland Center for the Performing Arts
"Vampires, Dopplegangers, and other resident Aliens..."
Ping Chong gives a public talk/slide presentation on his work and the state
of the art. Co-hosted by Portland Center Stage
Cost: Free, limited to 200
May 21, 22 7-11pm Concordia University
Ping co-leads two open Sojourn Theatre rehearsals on 7 Great Loves
Open for observation and participation
For registration or information on any events related to Ping Chong's
residency, call 971.544.0464.