MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 7, 2013) — In reaction to the upcoming Ordway Center co-production, a facilitated dialogue will explore the effects of productions of this kind on the Asian American community and on society at large.
“A Conversation Around Miss Saigon” will be held Sept. 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio Headquarters. 480 Cedar Street in Saint Paul, MN. The event is free and open to the public.
Twenty-two years ago members of the Twin Cities Asian American community held a protest of the touring production of Miss Saigon. Since that time, Minnesota’s Asian American community has grown significantly and the issues it faces have matured in complexity.
In conjunction with the country’s newly re-invigorated discussion on race and in reaction to the Ordway Center’s upcoming co-production of the musical, Mu Performing Arts will hold a public Conversation Around Miss Saigon to articulate clearly the effects this kind of art has on the community at large. This public discussion is the third in a series of conversations that brought together members of the local Asian Pacific Islander American and theater communities respectively.
The conversation will be an active dialogue rather than a panel discussion. All are invited to attend this opportunity to share knowledge and ask questions about the increasingly complex topic of representation in the arts. Mu Performing Arts looks forward to a civil, respectful, and insightful forum to benefit the entire community. Artistic Director Randy Reyes will facilitate the discussion.
For more information please contact Eric Sharp, Marketing Coordinator, Mu Performing Arts, at 651-789-1012 or [email protected]