MINNEAPOLIS — A mother lives alone in the darkness. A father struggles to forget a lost war. A son battles in the streets of urban America. A daughter searches for answers in her community.
IntermediaArt presents “Refugee Nation”, a program about a young generation seeking to understand their history and a community healing from the traumas of war. Based on the stories of Laotian refugees in the U.S. the play eloquently touches upon the refugee experience.
Featuring Leilani Chan, Ova Saopeng, and Lidet Viravong, the show highlights the hidden stories of Laotian Americans, who celebrate their rich culture and look forward to a hopeful future. Refugee Nation unites people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and histories relating the ideas of change, loss, struggle, healing, and the unrelenting strength of the human spirit.
Several guest artists include Ibé Kaba, Robert Farid Karimi, May Lee-Yang, Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay.
WATCH: Refugee Nation – Fighters performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12 and 17-19, 2014. Performances are at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, April 13 and April 20, 2014. All shows are at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis. For information visit IntermediaArts.org.
The mission of TeAda Productions is to expand the awareness of issues affecting underserved communities through the development and presentation of performances by people of color.
TeAda’s cross-disciplinary performances incorporate theater, performance art, and dance. TeAda embraces a fearless commitment to provide artists a space to explore cultural and political issues most relevant to their communities. TeAda serves as a bridge between the health, education, and social justice issues of these underserved communities.
Intermedia Arts’ Catalyst Series is dedicated to collaborating with and providing support for artists, arts groups, and organizations working as catalysts for change in their communities. The Catalyst Series is designed to engage audiences by provoking new performing, visual, literary, multimedia and film presentations that spark dialogue and inspire social change.
Our goal is to provide artists, arts groups, and arts organizations with the resources necessary to focus on their creative process, connect with their communities, advance their career, market their work, and develop new audiences.
A multidisciplinary, multicultural arts center, Intermedia Arts builds understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists and audiences to make changes in their lives and communities. We are a nationally recognized leader in empowering artists and community leaders to use arts-based approaches to solve community issues.
From graffiti art to digital technology to performance art to spoken word, we work from the community up to unearth and enliven new and emerging artists and art forms while challenging and exploring the role of art in our lives. By stimulating civic dialogue and giving voice to the issues and experiences of underrepresented communities locally, nationally and internationally, we contribute to a stronger, healthier society.