It's one thing to have the highest concentration of theaters in a particular region; it's quite another to have diverse enough programming to fill the attendant seats. Canonical works are essential, of course, but in order to truly thrive, an arts scene needs contemporary voices capable of insightfully reflecting upon modern life. In this regard, the pairing of writer Katie Ka Vang and Mu Performing Arts make for an inspired match. As a spoken-word artist, Vang has firmly established a reputation for evocative work that explores often overlooked aspects of the Hmong-American experience. Likewise, Mu Performing Arts has emerged as a leading source for dynamic new pieces designed to challenge Asian-American stereotypes (including its most recent production at the Guthrie, the... More >>>