Grant Recipient Details

Location

New York, NY

Artist
Ping Chong + Company, New York, NY
Project Title
ALAXSXA | ALASKA
Fiscal Year Awarded
2017
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount
$70,000

ALAXSXA | ALASKA is a multidisciplinary theater project by Ping Chong and Ryan Conarro, weaving puppetry, video, and Alaska Native drum and dance. It features Conarro and Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik)—two very different sorts of Alaskans—and puppetry by Justin Perkins in a collage of stories about identity and belonging in the Last Frontier.  What makes one an “Alaskan,” or a citizen of any place?  What are the inevitable changes of self, society, and ecology when newcomers to a place choose to stay? Audience members join in exploring cross cultural encounter through story circles and documentary materials.

Projected Touring Availability
Beginning November 2017

Tour Coordinator
Deirdre Valente, Vice President
Lisa Booth Management
tel 212.921.2114

Photo: Ryan Conarro

NEFA's National Theater Project 2016 awards work samples from NEFA on Vimeo.