8 December 2008

READING - Michelle Lee - "See how the leaf people run" (16 Dec 2008; Melbourne)

See how the leaf people run
A free reading of a work-in-progress
By Michele Lee

Dramaturgy by Chi Vu
Directed by Gorkem Acaroglu
With Luke Fraser, Fanny Hanusin, Kha Tran and Mark Tregonning

Charlie’s stuck in his room. He nearly drowned crossing the Mekong River as a kid. He’s got depression. He’s got chronic fatigue. He’s got PTSD. That’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Yeah he’s got a lot of things wrong with him. All he wants to do is sleep. But sometimes our people, the Hmong, have to run, have to walk, crawl through the caves, jungles, rivers and mountains of Laos before they get any better.

Michele Lee is a 2009 recipient for an Asialink Literature residency in Laos. She has developed See how the leaf people run with support from the City of Melbourne’s 2008 Young Artist program and the Victorian Multicultural Commission. She has also received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts to develop "In refuge," which also examines her cultural background. She runs a theatre collective called Theatre in Bars.

When: Tuesday 16 December 2008, 7pm
Where: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (Spring Street end)
Cost: Free

Limited seating so please RSVP to seehowtheleafpeople@gmail.com