Category: Theatre

Theatre Diaspora

Theatre Diaspora is a project that created the first Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre in Portland by producing an on-going series of  staged readings with movement. The project is committed to celebrating and creatively advocating for the AAPI experience through stage work.  These stories are an under-represented and misunderstood part of the American historical and cultural narrative.

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Lady Buddha (1997-2001)

By Dmae Roberts

Directed by Carmela Lanza-Weil

Dmae Roberts, Ping Khaw-Sutherland and Elaine Low presented a series of 40-minute readings from the stage play Lady Buddha at Multnomah County libraries during Asian Heritage month in May 2001.Those who enjoyed the MediaRites production in June 1997 at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center featuring stories of Kuan Yin, the Asian Goddess of compassion and mercy now have a chance to see the new version of the play.

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