Cambodian American siblings take stock of the life they know in America and the history they don't know about their refugee mother.
Year Zero centers on Vuthy and Ra, two Cambodian Americans, who are trying to fulfill their mother’s hopes of achieving the American dream of education and success while coming to grips with the history of their mother having survived the Killing Fields. It is a story both specific and universal. Vuthy and Ra have the competing influences of the legacy of the Cambodian genocide, a childhood spent in Long Beach where the TRG gang claims a lot of sons, and the promise of a new life in college and beyond. With the past, present, and future pulling at them, they struggle to balance familial expectations, their cultural heritage, and their own aspirations.
SIS Productions seeks to provide opportunities for local Asian Americans to produce, write, direct, design, and act. With our new play, Year Zero, written by Michael Golamco, we can continue to reach out to Asian American artists and give them a chance to have their work produced, their faces seen, and their stories told. But we need your help to do all this!
If we can raise a minimum of $1000, we won't have to worry about the costs of renting the theater, covering the bills for the rehearsal space, building the set, gathering all the props, printing fliers, posters, and programs, and paying our designers and actors. We can get to the business of putting on a quality production with a story and characters we absolutely love and hope you will too. Please consider contributing what you can to help us put this production together and tell your friends. Every little bit helps!
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