Ribbons to Roots

This performance is the culmination of an innovative yearlong course focused on field research, facilitated dialogue, and community engagement.  Collaboratively written by University of Washington students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, the stories presented in Ribbons to Roots are based on oral histories gathered from members of Seattle’s diverse and vibrant Vietnamese, Cambodian, Filipino, and Indonesian communities. The working script was further developed through organized student and community dialogues held at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.