Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam: Post-Show Conversations

Join us for the ‘Second Act’ of PRC².
Come for the stunning performance – stay for insightful conversation.

PRC² is a venue for stimulating artistic presentations and a gathering place to talk about the themes they raise pertaining to topical issues.

Expert panelists joining artist Trieu Tran and co-author/director Robert Egan following performances Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam include:

Wednesday, Aug 26
We begin concentrating on the artists, performer/playwright Trieu Tran and his collaborator, co-author/director Robert Egan.

Thursday, Aug 27
Professor Christian Lentz
Christian C. Lentz is Assistant Professor of Geography at UNC. He holds a PhD in Development Sociology from Cornell and a Master’s of Enviromental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Specializing in Southeast Asia, his interests include agrarian studies, development, state formation, nationalism, and nature-society relations. His publications have appeared in Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Political Geography and Journal of Peasant Studies. His book manuscript Bounded Revolutions: Dien Bien Phu and the Making of Northwest Vietnam explores hidden histories and local politics during and after the battle that toppled French Indochina in 1954.

Friday, Aug 28
Henry Nguyen, President, Vietnamese American Association of Raleigh
Henry Nguyễn is the president of the Vietnamese American Association of Raleigh. Born and raised in Vietnam, he has been a resident of Raleigh for over 20 years. A graduate of NC State University, Henry works as a software engineer in the telecommunications industry in Research Triangle Park. He served on the Board of Directors of VeNguon Foundation, which organized VeNguon Camp, one of the largest Vietnamese cultural camps in the US. Locally, he is active working with the community and other charitable organizations.

Saturday, Aug 29
Pearl Nguyen & Vimy Dang, Executive Board Members, UNC Vietnamese Student Association

Sunday, Aug 30 (7:30pm)
Brittany Darst, Program Associate, Carolina Asia Center

Brittany Darst provides administrative and logistical support to Carolina Asia Center programs, including event planning, student group coordination and community outreach. She is a UNC-Chapel Hill alumna with a double major in Public Relations and Asian Studies.

All are welcome for these discussions - join us!

These post-show conversations are free and open to the public (beginning 5 minutes after the end of each 90-minute performance of Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam), however, space is limited.

Call the Box Office at 919.962.7529 to reserve your seat!