REFUGEE NATION
Co-presented with Lao Assitance Center & Pangea World Theater
at Intermedia Arts


Refugee nation tells the stories of a community created by a U.S. led secret war in Laos. Intricately connected to the Vietnam War, Laotian refugees struggle to create a future as their American descendents struggle to understand their past. Since 2005, collaborators Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng have been collecting oral histories from family and community members across the contry to create an interdisciplinary theater performance that explores a growing part of the Asian American Diaspora that is yet to be inlcuded as part of the American experience. Through theater and movement they re-construct the stories of families trying to rebuild a community that has been spread like ashes across the U.S. and the world.