March 16 Lecture

11:52 AM Posted by Hollis Mickey

Interdisciplinary Artist Ping Chong in Residence,
Lecturing on March 16
2PM Martinos Auditorium

Brown University's Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Department, The Creative Arts Council through a Lawton Wehle Fitt Artist-in-Residence Grant, and the Office of the President are proud to announce that internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Ping Chong will be visiting Brown as an artist-in-residence from March 15th to March 17th.

While in residence at Brown, Mr. Chong will be working closely with students enrolled in “Under One Roof,” an interdisciplinary art course currently underway at the new Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. In addition, Mr. Chong will be presenting a lecture detailing how he started and developed his career as a multidisciplinary artist. This lecture will be open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, March 16th at 2:00pm in the Granoff Center Martinos Auditorium (154 Angell Street). A reception in the Granoff Center Lower Lobby will follow the talk.

Mr. Chong, a theatre director, playwright, video and installation artist, has presented work 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, Spoleto USA Festival, Vienna Festival, RomaEuropa Festival, Lille European Capital of Culture, Tokyo InternationalArts Festival, Singapore Festival of the Arts, and many others. In 1992, Ping Chong created the first work in theUndesirable Elementsseries. Since then there have been over 40 productions in communities around the United States and around the world. His 2005 puppet theatre production,Cathay: Three Tales of China, a collaboration 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 from the New York Theatre Wing. Mr. Chong has taught at numerous universities, including Harvard and New York University. Among his many honors and awards, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two BESSIE awards and two OBIE awards, including one for sustained Achievement in 2000. In 2006, Ping Chong was named to the first class of USA Artist Fellows in recognition of his contributions to American arts and culture. Ping Chong world premiered his stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s film masterpiece,Throne of Bloodat the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July 2010 with performances in November as part of BAM’s 2010 Next Wave Festival.


Brown University's Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Department, The Creative Arts Council through a Lawton Wehle Fitt Artist-in-Residence Grant, and the Office of the President are proud to announce that internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Ping Chong will be visiting Brown as an artist-in-residence from March 15th to March 17th.

While in residence at Brown, Mr. Chong will be working closely with students enrolled in “Under One Roof,” an interdisciplinary art course currently underway at the new Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. In addition, Mr. Chong will be presenting a lecture detailing how he started and developed his career as a multidisciplinary artist. This lecture will be open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, March 16th at 2:00pm in the Granoff Center Martinos Auditorium (154 Angell Street). A reception in the Granoff Center Lower Lobby will follow the talk.

Mr. Chong, a theatre director, playwright, video and installation artist, has presented work 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, Spoleto USA Festival, Vienna Festival, RomaEuropa Festival, Lille European Capital of Culture, Tokyo InternationalArts Festival, Singapore Festival of the Arts, and many others. In 1992, Ping Chong created the first work in theUndesirable Elementsseries. Since then there have been over 40 productions in communities around the United States and around the world. His 2005 puppet theatre production,Cathay: Three Tales of China, a collaboration 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 from the New York Theatre Wing. Mr. Chong has taught at numerous universities, including Harvard and New York University. Among his many honors and awards, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two BESSIE awards and two OBIE awards, including one for sustained Achievement in 2000. In 2006, Ping Chong was named to the first class of USA Artist Fellows in recognition of his contributions to American arts and culture. Ping Chong world premiered his stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s film masterpiece,Throne of Bloodat the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July 2010 with performances in November as part of BAM’s 2010 Next Wave Festival.

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