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NüVoices of the Chinese Diaspora Share Performance and Literature

Tomorrow night at the Museum of Chinese in America, NüVoices members come together for an evening of storytelling, poetry, music, and more.

(image courtesy Museum of Chinese in America)
(image courtesy Museum of Chinese in America)

Tomorrow night (March 14) at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Muna Tseng, Alvin Eng, Karoline Kan, and Angel Yau will come together for an evening of Asian American writing and performance art. The event, titled “NüVoices of the Diaspora,” will feature spoken word, video, and music. In addition, the audience is invited to bring along their own poems or writing excerpts to share during the last half hour of the evening.

Alvin Eng is a playwright, performer, and educator sharing stories from Our Laundry, Our Town: A Memoir Travelogue Through Chinese America, which is a prose expansion of his one-person show, The Last Emperor of Flushing, performed throughout the United States and in Guangdong Province, China. Muna Tseng is a choreographer, performer, teacher, and founder and Artistic Director of Muna Tseng Dance Projects Inc. Karoline Kan is a former New York Times reporter and current editor at China Dialogue. She will be reading from Under Red Skies, her new book about three generations of women in her family. Angel Yau is a comedic storyteller, sketch performer, and filmmaker. She performs at a number of venues around the city, including Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

NüVoices is a collective of writers, journalists, artists, and supporters from around the world, celebrating the creative work of women focused on China and the greater diaspora.

Tomorrow night’s event is $15 and includes wine and Museum admission. Museum members can attend for free. Tickets can be purchased here.

When: Thursday, March 14, 6:30–8 pm
Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, Chinatown, Manhattan

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