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, August 19, 2008

In Laos

It's been a trek to get into Laos as we didn't fully plan out our trip in. We had a hard time because we tried to book our flights too late. Not to mention the fact that we've ridden on every form of transport from planes, trains, boats, automobiles and motorcycles...it's all exhausting. We were fortunate enough to connect with Aunty Betsy in Chiang Mai who was pivotal in guiding our way into Laos. We left Chiang Mai heading west to east on a long 12 hour overnight bus route to Udon Thani transferred to another bus to Nong Khai and finally found our way across the Friendship Bridge into Vientiane. It was a long, long, trip...inexpensive but time consuming. We finally were relieved to be in Vientiane thanks to Uncle Sombee, a relative of Aunt Betsy.

We connected with Legacies of War and have been on the meeting trail...with different organizations for this trip. We are also doing a blog on the www.legaciesofwar.org Lao trip as well. Vientiane has dramatically changed in the past few years...lots of development and a major contrast of old and new. You can see it very clearly at the Dalat Sao (Morning Market) where there are vendors in the buildings of old as well as the new Malaysian funded air conditioned mall built as an extension of the market. Selling and buying of goods is still the same just the new materials like computers and cell phones mixed with fruits and vegetables. Development holds a double edge sword as we see the colliding of the new and the old. It been the biggest issue for us as we visit different organizations and speak about the work that we do. You've got major poverty with a push to progress...how does a country that has been slow to change do so...so drastically. We will find out in the next few years.