Biographical/historical: Ping Chong (1946- ) is an interdisciplinary theatre director, writer, choreographer, videographer and installation artist. He studied visual arts, dance, and filmmaking, and originally intended to work in film. His career began in the early 1970s when he joined Meredith Monk's performance company. Monk, a pioneer of experimental and interdisciplinary theater, steered Chong in that direction; his collaborations with Monk included The Travelogue Series and, later, The Games. Since 1972, he and his company (Ping Chong & Company) have created over 50 works for the stage, which have been presented at major venues all over the world. He is the recipient of many awards, including two Obies, a National Institute for Music Theatre Award, a Playwrights USA Award, and two "Bessie" Awards for creative achievement. He has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the TCG/Pew Charitable Trust, and the USA Artist Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to American arts and culture. The Ping Chong Archive, dating from 1971 to 2008, documents his creative and production process. It holds scripts; correspondence; notes; production files; photographs, negatives, and slides; clippings; programs; set and technical designs; posters; and production software.