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Lao Minnesotan Playwright in 1 Minute Play Festival

Lao Minnesotan writer Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay announced that her work is among 50 playwrights who will be presenting during the 2nd Annual One Minute Play Festival in Minneapolis being presented by presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company and Mixed Blood Theatre.

As of press time, Duangphouxay Vongsay has not indicated what her play will be about, but Twin Cities residents most recently packed the house for her acclaimed play “Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals,” which received “Best Production of 2013” from L’etoile Magazine.

It will take place from February 15 – 16, 2014, with performances starting at 8:00 P.M. at Mixed Blood Theatre, located at 1501 South 4th Street.

The One-­Minute Play Festival is America’s largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. This is the second year for the Minneapolis festival, but some cities are now in their 4th or 8th year.

Tickets are $15.


Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay has taught and performed spoken word poetry from the Midwest to the East and West coasts, as well as in Italy and Japan. Duangphouxay Vongsay is a co-founding member of the Unit Collective of Emerging Playwrights of Color and an active participant with Pillsbury House Theater’s Chicago Avenue Project. She is a 2011 Jerome Foundation/Mu Performing Arts’ New Eyes Theater Fellow, winner of the 2010 Alfred C. Carey Prize in Spoken Word Poetry (NY). Duangphouxay Vongsay is pursuing an interdisciplinary Masters degree in Public Policy, Social Work, and Creative Writing at the U of MN.

~Bryan Thao Worra

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