Master Class: Ping Chong
The Network of Ensemble Theaters invites you to participate in a two day Master Class with internationally acclaimed theater artist, Ping Chong.
May 12 & 13, 2012
9am to 5pm each day
Inner City Arts (720 Kohler St., Los Angeles, CA 90021)
Space is limited to 20 participants.
Participants are required to attend the full session on both days.
$200 for the two-day workshop.
A limited number of discounted spaces are available for NET members in good standing ($100 member rate).
There are also a limited number of scholarships available for currently enrolled students under 25 years old ($50 rate after scholarship).
** TO REQUEST THE NET MEMBER DISCOUNT OR A STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP, please contact NET Managing Director Alisha Tonsic (firstname.lastname@example.org). Discounted slots and scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served, rolling basis.
Supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles
This intensive 2-day participatory workshop is for performers, directors, choreographers, and community-based artists with a conceptual bent and open mind who want to create interdisciplinary work that explores history, art, and community engagement. Participants will explore the relationship between text, movement, and space through examples from Ping Chong's repertoire of scripts with material accessed through actor improvisation, historical research, and interview techniques. Workshop participants must be willing and open to collaborating with others from different disciplines and across cultures.
PING CHONG BIO
Ping Chong is an internationally acclaimed theatre director, playwright, video installation artist, and pioneer in the use of media in the theater. In his 40 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, the Under the Radar Festival, 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 2012. His stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July 2010 with performances in BAM's Next Wave Festival that Fall and received Falstaff Awards for best direction and adaptation. Ping will be celebrating his 40th anniversary as an artist, and 20th anniversary of Undesirable Elements with productions and events in New York City October 2012.
Inner City Arts (View)
720 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
|Minimum Age: 18|