Vietgone: A Reading
The Sống Collective
The Sống Collective presents a reading of Qui Nguyen’s wildly irreverent play VIETGONE, directed by Arpita Mukherjee, with, for the first time, an all-Vietnamese cast, to help raise funds for the next generation of immigrants and refugees.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (www.nnirr.org) in their mission to “defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.
About The Sống Collective
The Sống Collective, founded by Carolina Do, David Huynh, and Jonathan Castanien, is a New York City-based initiative that aims to amplify the voices of those from the Vietnamese diaspora and provide creative spaces for artists of color to create powerful stories that redefine what it means to be American.
Guided by the courageous actions taken by refugees and immigrants who come to the United States seeking a better life for themselves and their family, The Sống Collective want to radically shift the narrative of who is allowed a piece of the American Dream by bringing their stories to the forefront of national consciousness.
By acknowledging that the demographics of the United States is constantly shifting and evolving, they aim to foster and bring attention to works that truthfully reflect that change. Immigrant communities are stronger together when acknowledging shared history
The Sống Collective champions singular Vietnamese voices and voices of first-generation American artists to build a fresh, fearless, and spectacular body of work that adds to the fabric of American culture.