September 2013 Art Matters Archives

Randy Reyes, new Artistic Director at Mu Performing Arts, facilitates a public forum on the ongoing (decades-long!) controversy regarding Asian-American stereotypes in the musical “Miss Saigon,” which opens at the Ordway in October. At Theater Mu, he will direct “Kung-Fu Zombies Vs. Cannibals” featuring Laotian women protagonists, written by Saymoukday Duangphouxay Vongsay.

Current visual art shows: “If We Could” at TuckUnder Projects and “Remnants and Curiosities of the Natural World” and the new Instinct Gallery

Jeremy Cohen, Producing Artistic Director of The Playwrights’ Center. The art of playwriting will be a focus of this year’s Ivey Awards

Natalie Morrow, Founder of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival, and a discussion of the exhibit, “Threads of Connection,” by artist Deidre Scherer, who uses thread on fabric to detail end-of-life journeys, at United Theological Seminary