Past Event: Hmong Chronicles, Poj Laib Laus

Hmong Museum proudly presents our second Hmong Chronicles project, an original performance called “Pob Laib Laus,” created by May Lee-Yang (writer and playwright), Phasoua Vang (actress), Paj Tsab (Pang Chang, elder), Paj Lis Thoj (Pa Lee Thao, elder).

POJ LAIB LAUS. Old Gangster Ladies. Bad Girls. Badass Women. However you want to translate it, four Hmong women of different ages combine forces to speak their minds, tell their truths, re-tell unconventional folktales, and make some original comedy. Follow along as May Lee-Yang and Phasoua Vang continue the Hmong oral storytelling tradition by way of wringing stories from the elders and sharing one of their own.

Space is limited, please register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot here
Donations of $10 are appreciated.

This is the second of four programs in the Hmong Chronicles series that is aimed at reviving oral storytelling in the Hmong community by connecting Hmong elders and contemporary Hmong artists. The stories and performances are shared with the public so as to continue the spirit of storytelling.

Paj Tsab (Pang Chang), Paj Lis Thoj (Pa Lee Thao), May Lee-Yang, and Phashoua Vang.

Come join us for this FREE and EPIC event. You will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the performance. The performance is in both Hmong and English. English translation of the folk stories will also be provided.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

This program is made possible in part by:
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Minnesota State Arts Board
Asian Pacific Endowment

Special thanks to:
D & L Liquor
Bonxai Restaurant
East Side Freedom Library
American Swedish Institute
And 800+ individual donors


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