Weekend Showcase: Southeast Asian Voices Host Street Performance
The Southeast Asian theatrical group SEA Echoes Through Rivers is hosting a street performance at the Brooklyn Park Library June 12-13. The artists collaborate to tell stories of Southeast Asian diasporas from Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and other surrounding suburbs.
“On Saturday and Sunday its a two-day street theater, a little mini-fest,” explained event organizer Kaysone Syonesa, who is part of SEA, which stands for Southeast Asian Voices. “You see two different shows covering about 14 stories from community members from the northwest suburbs, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center.”
All performances are free.
Local performers tell their stories
There will be 14 stories told over the two days written and performed by local actors. The stories will highlight experiences of the people from Southeast Asia.
Seng Xiong contributed to story called “A Dragon’s Tale.”
“It is one about Hmong folklore in our culture that revisits back in our homeland in Laos,” explained Xiong.
Sunny Thao wrote two pieces for the SEA Echoes Through Rivers project.
“‘Small Talk’ is about a young girl who goes to Laos for the first time which is her home country. And she experiences an indescribable feeling of what it means to finally come home. And also seeing her dad,” said Thao.
Besides hearing the stories, you will be able to buy food from food trucks and listen to music.
Find more information here.