Hmong play is today
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
May Lee-Yang will present her two-person play "Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman" 7 p.m. Nov. 9 on center stage at the Performing Arts Center.
The show details one woman's discovery of the "Rules for Being Good Hmong Girl" and how she balances being a feminist with having a relationship with a Hmong man. The show also examines lessons learned from the not-so-lazy women in her life.
Lee-Yang, who lives in St. Paul, is an award-winning playwright, performer, poet, writer and performance artist. Visit her website.
Phasoua Vang, St. Paul, plays multiple roles opposite Lee-Yang.
View the show poster (PDF).
The show is presented free of charge by the Women's Center, St. Cloud State's anti-sexist engine for advocacy,
education, alliance-building and leadership. A reception will follow the show.
"Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman" was an entry in the 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival and was mounted in March at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis.
"Twin Cities Daily Planet" reviewer Kate Hoff, who saw a Fringe Festival performance, wrote: "This show is a sweet little snapshot about growing up Hmong, illustrated by interactions with various family and community members and awesome shadow puppet folk tales. Nice balance of Hmong and English language – really great, all around."
Lee-Yang's theater-based works include:
Her writing has been published in "Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans," "The Saint Paul Almanac," "Water~Stone Literary Review" and "Jade Magazine," among others.
Among Lee-Yang's awards:
Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and a dollar per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.
These St. Cloud State entities are show sponsors: Hmong Student Organization, Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department,
Asian Students in Action, Multicultural Student Services and