Art and Change Grant
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Change Partner: Bryan Thao Worra
Discipline: Performance ,Literary Arts
Catzie will create “Laos in the House,” an innovative writing and performance workshop, with fellow Laos artists Saymoukda Vongsay and Bryan Thao Worra. “Laos” will incorporate different storytelling styles highlighting the artists’ shared experiences dealing with their ethnic identity and surviving as children of war/refugees. The show will promote and provide an accessible art form via live storytelling among Lao American refugees in Philadelphia. Catzie’s ultimate goal is to extend this important and necessary work nationally by performing at the 1st Lao Writer’s Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota during August 13-15, 2010.
Photo credit: Kay Healy