The Sống Collective’s mission is to reclaim the Vietnamese American narrative by creating development and performance opportunities for emerging artists of color. We nurture a community of artists whose work explores questions of identity, race, intersectionality, immigration, and the refugee experience. We are dedicated to telling stories that dare to subvert preconceptions of Asian Americans.
Circle Talk – Confined to a boat drifting at sea, Lien is forced to face the consequences of her memories.
Circle Talk is directed by Alexandra Haddad, stage managed by María De Barros, dramaturgy by Gin To, and includes a cast featuring Katelyn Trieu and Bi Jean Ngo.
Presentation: Friday, August 25th at 3:30 PM EST at Mai House Studio (99 Canal St, 4th floor).
Stuck: a night in celebration of creative stuck-ness. Three miniature plays featuring a talented ensemble of Viet American actors. Threading the three vignettes together is the common theme of what it means to be stuck with others, in one’s own life path, or with one’s self, and the ways in which we may continue to move freely.
STUCK is directed by Sarah Shin, stage managed by Caren Celine Morris, dramaturgy by Otis Ramsey-Zöe, with a cast featuring Lynn Kim Đỗ, Amy Hart Nguyễn, Trieu Tran, and Jupiter Lê.
Presentation: Saturday, August 26th at 3:30 PM EST at Mai House Studio (99 Canal St, 4th floor).
Pale Caramel: An American Play – An unexpected bond forms between a Barista and his customer as they discover more about each other’s lives outside of the café.
Pale Caramel: An American Play is directed by Andrés López-Alicea, stage managed by Mars Neri, dramaturgy by Linnea Valdivia, and includes a cast featuring Ray K. Souen, Illiana Guibert, Maja Wampuszyc, and Sarah Adler.
Presentation: Wednesday, August 23rd at 3:00 PM EST at Mai House Studio (99 Canal St, 4th floor).