Production History

Cathay: Three Tales of China
Conceived, written and directed by Ping Chong
Made in collaboration with
the Shaanxi Folk Art Theater, Xi'an, China
September 10 - October 9, 2005

Assistant Director and Dramaturg, Liang Jun
Puppet Designer   Stephen Kaplin
Puppet Co-Designer   Wang Bo
Set & Lighting Designer   Randy Ward
Costume Designer   Stefani Mar
Projections Designer   Ruppert Bohle
Sound Designer   Christopher Walker
Shaanxi Folk Art Theater
Liang Jun
Liang Yunru
Feng Mei
Song Dongqing
Wang Bo
Yang Qing
Carter Family Puppet Theater
Dmitri Carter
Heather Carter
Xie Zheng Yang
Project Manager/ China   Lu Xianglin
Additional Text   Michael Rohd
Stage Manager   Claire Zawa
Production Assistant   Lori Amondson Flint
Produced by
Ping Chong & Company
Bruce Allardice, Managing Director
in partnership with
Shaanxi Folk Art Theater
Zhu Jie, General Director
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Commissioned by
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
General Manager
Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
Deirdre Valente, Vice President
Project Management/China
Shaanxi Council for the Promotion of External Cultural Exchange, Xi'an

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the corporate sponsor of Cathay.

The creation of Cathay was also made possible with generous support from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Ensemble Theatre Collaborations Grant Program, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Theatre Initiative; Asian Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts; and a Theatre Communications Group/Met Life Foundation Extended Collaboration Grant.

Sponsorted, in part, by generous contributions from Season Sponsor:The Boeing Company

Title Sponsors: The Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation