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"Cultures collide and coexist in Ping Chong + Company’s sumptuous anthropological collage ‘ALAXSXA | ALASKA’...this theatrical feast bursts with vitality as vast as its subject." TIME OUT NEW YORK

"A spellbinding history of the 49th state. … Delightful.” THE VILLAGE VOICE

As Artistic Collaborator in Residence at Ping Chong + Company, Ryan is co-creator, co-director, and performer in ALAXSXA | ALASKA, along with Ping Chong, Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Yup’ik), and Justin Perkins. ALAXSXA | ALASKA is an interdisciplinary performance exploring cross-cultural encounter in the Last Frontier. It’s a sweeping collage of history, personal stories, and media that includes recorded voices of community members from across the state. The piece premiered at University of Alaska Anchorage in August 2017 and toured Alaska communities in 2017 and 2018. Off-Broadway premiere at La MaMa in 2017.

For a video teaser of ALAXSXA | ALASKA, please visit here.
For more on ALAXSXA | ALASKA, please visit the show page at Ping Chong + Company’s website, here.

For the accompanying community stories archive project ENCOUNTERS : ALASKA, please visit here.

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