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UE 92/12 20th Anniversary: Born into One Culture, Living in Another

Thursday September 29 2022 • 4:34pm - 4:34pm ET

Ping Chong

The Greene Space has partnered with TCG to present TCG Playwrights in Conversation, a series of events featuring TCG authors and featured artists. The evenings will be part of The Greene Space initiative “A New Theater of Sound.”

UE 92/12: 20th Anniversary Commemorative Performance celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Undesirable Elements, a series of community-specific theatre works that examine the lives of people born into one culture but living in another, either by choice or circumstance. Ping Chong, the Obie Award-winning creator of the series, along with special guests Saul Aviña; Angel Gardner, Leyla Modirzadeh and Tania Salmen – all previous participants in UE productions – performed a special commemorative performance of the Undesirable Elements anniversary production by Ping Chong, Talvin Wilks and Sara Zatz for one night only. Following the performance, Alisa Solomon, director of Columbia’s Arts & Culture M.A. program at the Journalism School, moderated a discussion and Q&A. Concluding with a book signing, the evening also launched the TCG Books publication of Undesirable Elements: Real People, Real Lives. Real Theater., a collection of four Undesirable Elements scripts.

This commemorative anniversary performance is made possible with generous support from the Leon Levy Foundation.

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