Laura Van Zandt (Bite-Sized Beet) joins us to chat with playwright Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay and actor Michelle de Joya about Theater Mu's The Kung Fu Zombies Saga: Shaman Warrior and Cannibals, running July 20 - August 13, 2023 at the Luminary Arts Center.
From Theater Mu's website: "The Kung Fu Zombies Saga: Shaman Warrior & Cannibals brings us to a world overrun by zombies—“and these motherf— know kung fu.” In the first act, shaman warrior Arun must fight the demons inside and out as she tries to rescue her sister with the help of the Monkey King. Then in Act Two, we return to an updated Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals (2013), where Lao American Sika is on a treacherous quest to release her dead parents’ ashes in her motherland. Together, they're two halves of one epic saga."
Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay is an award-winning Lao American poet, playwright, essayist, children's book author, cultural producer, arts & cultural consultant, and philanthropist. Find out more about Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay at her website Refugenius. Michelle de Joya is a Filipino-American actor, playwright, theater maker, teaching artist, and fitness instructor. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook, or check out one of her classes at The Workroom.
Also mentioned in this podcast are Legacies of War, an educational and advocacy organization working to address the impact of the American Secret War and the conflict in Southeast Asia, including removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO), the Southeast Asian Diaspora Project, Minnesota Eight, and the East Side Freedom Library.
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