top of page

The Martin E. Segal Theater Center presents

Chinoiserie Redux

At the Segal Theatre Film and Performance Festival 2024

A film by

Ping Chong

Theater, Documentary, Film, Multimedia, Performance Art, Puppetry

This film will be available to watch online on the festival website May 16th onwards for 3 weeks, as well as screened in-person on May 20th.

About The Film


United States



Running Time



Year of Release


Chinoiserie Redux is a multi media film by Ping Chong with historic arc touching on first encounter between Qianlong, the Celestial Emperor of China and Lord George Macartney, the trade emissary from King George III of England in 1793 and West relations including the events leading up to the Opium War, the European obsession and addiction to tea, the history of Chinese settlers in America, the murder of Vincent Chin in Detroit in 1982 and the continuing trade disputes between China and America.

Chinoiserie Redux is inspired by Ping Chong’s earlier theatrical work of the same name. Chinoiserie Redux connects the present day and the personal with an historical past still being felt today.

Conceived and Directed by Ping Chong; Written by Ping Chong and Michael Matthews; Assistant Director, Cinematographer, Editor, and Production Coordinator Kristina Varshavskaya; Costume Design Stefani Mar; Lighting Design Hao Bai; Sound Design Ernesto Valenzuela; Make-up Artist and Design Amanda Briskin-Wallace; Production Assistant Destiny Castro ;Shadow Puppet Creators Stephen Kaplin and Kuang-Yu; Animators Zakaria Khafagy and Jaime Sunwoo; Cast: Ping Chong, Christopher Caines, Hyunmin Rhee, Wale Adebiyi (Voice Over), Amaris Harney, Richard Chang, Valois Mickens, George Drance, Monique Holt

Produced by Ping Chong and Company

About The Artist(s)

Ping Chong

Ping Chong (Director) is an internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary artist, and founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of Ping Chong and Company in New York City. In his over 50-year career, he has created over 100 major works for the stage, as well as video and visual arts installations. He is the recipient of two BESSIE awards, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship, and the National Medal of Arts. In 2023, he received an OBIE award, his third, for Lifetime Achievement.

Ping Chong and Company (Producer) creates theater and art that reveal beauty, invention, precision, and a commitment to social justice. Originally founded in New York City in 1975, today the company is a highly adaptive and supportive home base for multigenerational, interdisciplinary artists with generative theater practices. The company creates original interdisciplinary, community-specific work; and cultivates artistry through training and education programs.

Get in touch with the artist(s)
and follow them on social media

@pingchongco (FB, Twitter, IG)

Find out all that’s happening at
Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) 2024
by following us on
FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube
See the full festival schedule here.
bottom of page