Mu Performing Arts

Via The Miami Foundation

Goal

To empower immigrants in the Twin Cities to tell their stories through original theatrical performances with puppetry, masks and movement created in collaboration with Masanari Kawahara.

To bring the voices of the Twin Cities’ immigrant communities to the forefront, Mu Performing Arts will work with artist Masanari Kawahara to create an original play about the 21st century immigrant experience. Kawahara is himself an immigrant who has shared his own stories through his art. The play will include puppetry, masks and movement – the hallmarks of Kawahara’s distinct theatrical style. Kawahara will gather stories from St. Paul residents for the script, and train participants in movement and basic puppetry, assisted by Mu’s teaching artists. 

Project Team

The Miami Foundation