NET/TEN Shareback: Ping Chong + Company - Interview Strategies for Creating Documentary Performance

Fall 2015 Travel Grant Recipient

Ping Chong and Ryan Conarro of Ping Chong + Company (New York, NY) traveled to Anchorage, AK and to northwest Arctic communities to conduct interviews and documentary material about Alaskan identity and rural Arctic life. These engagements are integral to the devised work, Where the Sea Breaks Its Back.


Ping Chong + Company shares a workshop outline for conducting interviews from which to create theatrical performance. This workshop was developed by PCC collaborator Ryan Conarro and is directed toward professional theater makers, community participants, and young artists in educational contexts.

Interview Strategies for Creating Documentary Performance

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Left to Right - Ping on Bering Sea Ice, Nome, Alaska; Interviewees Qutuq, Marilyn, and Hank Irelan, Nome, Alaska


Left to Right - Interviewee Clarence Towarak, Unalakleet, Alaska; Interviewee Dan Karmun, Senior and Ryan Conarro; Ping with Alaska Native Heritage Center guide Loren Anderson, Anchorage, Alaska; Ping with bald eagle, Seward, Alaska


Ping Chong & Company
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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