Getting Lao’D presents
8-24-9
By Samson Syharath
Created by Samson Syharath
FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 31, Feb 2, 8, 9 @ 7:30pm
VENUE: Orchards of 82 Community Space
8188 SE Division Street, Portland OR 97206
TICKETS: $5-20
BUY TICKETS: gettinglaod.com | 626-722-8677
8-24-9 (Secret Asian Man) is a Movement piece devised in response to the dual-identity of being a Laotian-American. From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions—equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 years—making Laos the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. Samson Syharath will be collaborating with dancer and choreographer, Minh Tran, to create a performance piece presented in the early summer of 2020. This workshop reading will be the catalyst for the physical life of the piece.