Lotus Rising Theatre

Lotus Rising Theatre (LRT) exists to artistically support the narratives of Southeast Asians (SEA) and Southeast Asian Americans (SEAA), particularly those affected by the diaspora, who reside in Northwest Arkansas. Youth and young adults are invited to share their own narratives and collect narratives from their elders through an innovative collaboration of traditional Southeast Asian drama and Western theatre devising practices. Collected and shared narratives will become an original theatre performance for the community.

Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts is proud to support this project, particularly in the first phase of the project which will feature the collection of oral history interviews. If participants are willing, narratives will be archived at the University of Arkansas Libraries.

Core Team:

  • Simone Cottrell
  • Xue Lee
  • Seremy Lor
  • Aysia Nguyen
  • Marleesa Noudaranouvong
  • Virginia Siegel

This project is currently under development, keep tuned via social media via Facebook and Instagram.