Keeb Kwm/Stories of Our Life Runs September 17 -30th

Sep 16, 2014

LTOG for PRess - 1 LTOG Rehearsal 2 LTOG Rehearsal 3The PeoplesCook in partnership with Lazy Hmong Woman Productions is proud to present another food wisdom project that’s part of our series of interactive experiences getting folks to reconnect to cultural stories and recipes. We have been working with elders in the Latino, African American and Asian communities for years, so ThePeoplesCook is being more intentional in creating projects where elders can share food and cultural wisdom in their own terms. Our project in St. Paul,  Artistic Director Robert Karimi has partnered with artist May Lee-Yang to create Keeb Kwm/Stories of our Life, a performance by Hmong elders sharing their stories of their experiences.

Keeb Kwm is part of the  Letters to Our Grandchildren project which engages Hmong elders in sharing their experiences through food, theater, and storytelling to give voice to the gifts they want to leave to the next generation. As Yang and Karimi point out, “When we first started on this adventure, we told the elders, “We want to create a space where you can tell your own stories.””

Working with Hmong Elders for over 6 months, theater makers and lead artists May Lee-Yang and Robert Karimi led Hmong elders from the Hmong Elders Center through a variety of theater games, physical exercises, and food storytelling experiences to get participants to create an original theater performance.

Here are the dates:

At the Hmong Elder Center
1337 Rice St., St. Paul, 55117

Sept. 17th and Sept. 30th at 1pm (RSVP required)


at the Arlington Hills Library
1200 Payne Ave., St. Paul, MN 55130
Sept. 18 at 7:00P (Public)


at the Hmong Elder Center
1337 Rice St., St. Paul, 55117
Sept. 23rd at 7:00P (Public)


on Hmong FM – KFAI  90.3 (Minneapolis)/106.7 (St. Paul)
Sept. 26th 6:30-7:30 



All performances are free.

Please call 336-612-3663 to reserve for all Performances.


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