Upcoming Shows - In the Works:

January 29, 2012
Sunday 5-7pm
Latino Theater Company Play Reading
Los Angeles Theater Center
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

March 13, 2012
UCLA Asian American Studies 187A
Professor Valerie Matsumoto
"Exploring Ethnic Cultural Arts through Oral History"

March 29, 2012
Thursday 6:30-9:30pm
Break the Silence Open Mic held at
The Manazar Gamboa Community Theater
1323 Gundry Ave. Long Beach, CA, 90813

April 4, 2012
Wednesday 11-1pm
Cal Arts in Valencia
Theater History
Professor Chantal Rodriguez E108

Los Angeles, CA
Produced by TeAda Productions and The Latino Theater Company
May 31 - June 24, 2012
Thursday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
General $30|Students/Seniors/Groups: $20
Los Angeles Theater Center
514 S. Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Fall 2012-Portland, OR
Fall 2012-Vermont
Stay tuned for times and locations.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Searching for Lao in New York City while Vang Pao is being arrested in Cali!

So haven't we been saying, it is time for the Laotian story to be heard? Yet all over the news is this story about the arrest Vang Pao. We're not sure what to say. Is it real? Did the general really buy guns? Or is it a US conspiracy? There are strong opinions on both sides.

We don't know, but all we know is that this a community that's story needs to be told and heard, not just by the media that always focuses on the worst. Gang violence, rapes and military coups.

It would be much better to tell the world about our show! A show that is about a community in need of healing. The sensational news does little to help us get the elders to speak about their experiences and begin to heal the wounds of the past. Here a leader is being arrested. Right or wrong, the other stories about this community are not being heard. The stories about struggle, survival and overcoming amazing odds. Instead these stories make elders wonder, who is watching, which side is the government on? And why in the world would anyone one care to talk to me? Can we blame them for remaining silent?

And yet...

We care! We care! We care! We want to hear your story. Share your story with us!

Come out and see our show so you will know what we are all about!

On another note from the artists end trying to get the word out while struggling to find the time and space to rehearse in this over-stimulating city... we got an email blast together... YIPEEE! Thanks to the amazing Gabriela Lopez for the design and Marie-Reine for sending out the blast, we can tell everybody about the show with this fabulous e-post!