Friday, March 30, 2012

Refugee Nation Coming To LA!

Refugee Nation finally will get a chance to shine bright in a Downtown LA Theater. After much anticipation, hard work and determination we return to Los Angeles, the birth place of this play, after 7 years and many miles touring the nation. A few of you have witnessed it, most of you have had a taste of it, many of you have heard about it but THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THE TIME AND FINALLY SEE THE FULL SHOW!! We will need your help to fill the seats and bring family, friends and foes as audiences to celebrate such a historic event.

Refugee Nation

Written and performed by Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng with featured artist Litdet Viravong

Directed by Armando Molina

Produced by TeAda Productions and The Latino Theater Company

A mother lives alone in the darkness. A father struggles to forget a lost war. A son battles in the streets of urban America. A daughter searches for answers in her community. Refugee Nation is about a young generation struggling to understand their history and the silence of an elder generation still healing from the traumas of war. Based on the stories of Laotian refugees in the U.S. Refugee Nation returns to L.A. to Premiere the completed work after touring the country over 5 years.

The Los Angeles Theatre Center

514 S. Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

May 31-June 24, 2012

Thursday-Saturday 8pm |Sunday 3pm

General $30 | Students, Seniors, Veterans $20 | $10 Thursday

Tickets now available:

Box Office 866-811-4111

Group Services 213-489-0994 ext. 110

Walk up tickets available one hour prior to performance (based on availability)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Save the date: Literasians, 5/24

Save the date! Bryan Thao Worra will be in San Francisco on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm  for a free panel discussion, LITERASIANS.

The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and Kartika Review present a lineup of both established and emerging writers and poets to discuss the state of APIA literature today, its development over the years, and a projection for how it will evolve in the future.

Moderated by Kartika’s editor-at-large Christine Lee Zilka, the panel will feature Yiyun Li, Bharati Mukherjee, Andre Yang, Aimee Phan, and Bryan Thao Worra.

Light food and drink provided afterward.

For more information, please email the managing editor, Sunny Woan, at

Main Gallery
SOMArts Building
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94123