UE 92/12: 20th Anniversary, explores the lives of people born into one culture, but living in another

TCG Playwrights in Conversation

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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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