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CHAT CRASH COURSE: Playwriting with May Lee-Yang

CCC Playwriting w May Lee Yang


PLAYWRITING with May Lee-Yang

Monday, December 22nd, 4:30-7:30pm

Center for Hmong Arts & Talent in partnership with Intermedia Arts
is offering a great and FREE opportunity for artists of ALL AGES!

No experience necessary!

Work closely with local poet, and award-winning playwright
May Lee-Yang to learn the basic fundamentals of writing plays!
Using writing exercises, inspiration from other artists, and improv,
you and May Lee-Yang will create short plays that you will get to
share aloud.

CHAT Crash Courses take place at
Center for Hmong Arts & Talent
995 University Avenue, Studio 220, St. Paul, Minnesota

Advanced registration preferred.
To enroll or for more information, or 6516036971

BIO: May Lee-Yang is an award-winning playwright and performance artist. She is most well-known for her play, Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman, which has been toured nationally and was translated into a Hmong-language production. She often teaches theater and creative writing through COMPAS, Mu Performing Arts, the St. Paul Public Library, and Letters to Our Grandchildren, a theater project with Hmong elders.

CHAT’s Youth Leadership Group presents Second Generation Blues



CHAT’s Youth Leadership Group has been hard at work for the past 5 months to bring you their 6th original theater production!

In partnership with Mu Performing Arts, and generously backed by theMetropolitan Regional Arts Council and the Marbrook Foundation, CHAT’s YLG presents Second Generation Blues, an original play written and performed by YLG. Directed by Sara Ochs, with Music Direction by Shu Lorof The Kong & Shu Project.

Synopsis: Kaj Siab and her childhood friends realize that although they are years apart from their parent’s generation, their American values and experiences are more similar to their Hmong roots than they thought.

This is their story pursuit of happiness in the land of opportunity and freedom.

Second Generation Blues debuts December 18 at The Wellstone Center/Neighborhood House and runs through December 21.

Tickets are limited and available at the box office, first come, first serve. For group rates of 6 or more, contact or 6516036971.


Thursday, Dec. 18 – 7pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 7pm
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 6pm
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 2pm