GLOBAL TAXI DRIVER
September 12 - 14 & 18 - 21, 2014
7:30PM Thursdays - Saturdays | 2:30PM Sundays
Inspired by the real life experiences of Somali drivers, Vietnam vets, artists, and more, Global Taxi Driver uncovers a little known slice of the Twin Cities - and a unique view of the world - from behind the wheel of a cab.
Director/Playwright Leilani Chan and TeAda Ensemble members Ova Saopeng and Blake Williams, have teamed up with local artists Pedro Bayon, Ifrah Mansour, Nicole M. Smith, and Gaosong Vang to gather stories of taxi drivers in the Twin Cities. Throughout the world, taxi driving is a gateway profession for immigrants, often taken on by people who were once farmers, soldiers, doctors, or lawyers. With the growth of ride sharing services threatening this occupation, these stories become even more urgent to tell.
ABOUT THE CATALYST SERIES
Intermedia Arts is proud to present the Catalyst Series, a program that provokes and presents new work in the performing, visual and literary arts, as well as multimedia and film presentations—all created in partnership with community artists, groups and organizations.
The Catalyst Series showcases the heart of Intermedia Arts’ mission: sparking dialogue and social change with new performing arts, visual arts and film presentations. Through this new series, Intermedia Arts provides quality exhibition, performance, screening, meeting and workshop space to independent artists, arts organizations, youth groups, community groups and individuals who are dedicated to using art as a tool for social change.
Our goal is to provide these artists, arts groups and arts organizations with the resources necessary to focus on their creative process, connect with their communities, advance their career, market their work, and develop new audiences. Be prepared to be inspired!