All posts tagged: theater

Notes From An Imagined Future: CTRL+ALT In New York

“How do you imagine your future?” That was the question over 10,000 people were asked over the weekend of November 11-12 in New York as part of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s pop up museum entitled “Ctrl+Alt: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures.” Visitors met with over 40 local and visiting artists, including Lao American artists Saymoukda Douangphouxay Vongsay and Bryan Thao Worra as they transformed the old Pearl River Mart in New York’s Soho district into a dynamic space for expression and the exchange of ideas. The artists transformed two floors of the old store into an interactive gallery of diverse views on possible futures. As the curators noted “even those who have long been pushed to the margins are the center of someone’s universe.” Saymoukda Douangphouxay Vongsay presented excerpts from her forthcoming play, Kung Fu Zombies vs. Shaman Warrior. Her play will explore trauma, healing, and mental health through the lens of speculative theater. She gave a surreal reading clad in all white, augmented by an evocative animation created by New York-based artist Matty Huynh. Following …

Upcoming Event: Hmong-Lao/Lao-Hmong Friendship Play

In their latest upcoming play, Minnesota’s own local playwrights and BFFs, Saymoukda Vongsay and May Lee-Yang, share the true story of  the  lively experiences their Lao/Hmong Hmong/Lao friendship. Check out details below: Hmong-Lao Friendship Play Hmong-Lao Friendship Play/Lao-Hmong Friendship Play, is a collaboratively researched, written, and performed piece by playwrights, performing artists, foodies, and real-life BFFs May Lee-Yang and Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay. Hmong-Lao Friendship Play/Lao-Hmong Friendship Play explores the connections between the Hmong and Lao communities through stories, humor, hot Asian men, and popular culture. Co-presented with Lazy Hmong Woman Productions and directed by Scotty Gunderson, Hmong-Lao Friendship Play/Lao-Hmong Friendship Play explores cultural relativism between the Hmong and the Lao and builds cross-cultural understanding, connections, and friendships through humor, joy, and shared stories. With only three performances (September 17-19), you don’t want to miss Hmong-Lao Friendship Play/Lao-Hmong Friendship Play. —     TICKETS Tickets for Hmong-Lao Friendship Play/Lao-Hmong Friendship Play are on sale at IntermediaArts.org/box-office or by calling 612.871.4444 Admission to VisibiliT is sliding scale; $3 per person suggested. WHEN/WHERE Hmong-Lao Friendship Play DATES September …