Interviews (lasting approximately 2 hours) will take place approximately between Oct 12-23. If you are chosen for an interview, we will contact you and do our best to work with your schedule.
Those chosen to perform in the March production will receive a $1000 stipend + $200 parking stipend.
For more information contact:Katie Ka Vang, email@example.com - or -Rachel Wandrei, firstname.lastname@example.org. 651.767.8485
Ping Chong + Company is an internationally acclaimed theater company known for bringing unheard voices to the stage. Sara from Ping Chong + Company, and Katie will conduct extensive interviews with Hmong community members with Minnesota stories. The interviews become the basis of a script which will be performed by the interviewees themselves. The production will weave together personal, historical and political narratives.
The goal of Face to Face is to use theater and personal testimony to foster greater understanding among and between Hmong and other communities in Minnesota. We are looking for stories that reflect a wide range of Hmong experiences - interests, ages, stories and identities.
NO PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
For an example of Ping Chong + Company's previous project, "Beyond Sacred", click watch this short documentary clip: https://vimeo.com/151424645.
More information about Ping Chong + Company at http://www.pingchong.org.
Oct 12-23. Interviews with applicants
Feb 8th-Mar 4, 2020. Rehearsals (evenings and weekends, 3-4 days/week, 3-4 hours/day. Schedule will be developed based on availability of participants)
March 5-15 Performances:• Thurs, Mar 5, 10 or 10:30 am• Thurs, Mar 5, 7:30 pm• Fri, Mar 6, 7:30 pm• Sat, Mar 7, 7:30 pm• Sun, Mar 8, 2:00 pm• Tues, Mar 10, 10 or 10:30 am• Wed, Mar 11, 10 or 10:30 am• Thurs, Mar 12, 10 or 10:30 am• Thurs, Mar 12, 7:30 pm• Fri, Mar 13, 7:30 pm• Sat, Mar 14, 7:30 pm• Sun, Mar 15, 2:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: This project does not require that participants have previous performance, dance, or singing experience, but they must be willing to share their personal experiences on stage and in public. No memorization is involved in the performance. The script will be read on stage in English except for a potential song or poem in one’s own language.
Not all people interviewed will be selected to participate in the final project. For those who are selected, not every experience shared in the interview process will be included in the final production.