A play about the love between an Asian-American woman and an African-American man, playwright Christine Hoang pulled from her most personal experiences to write A Girl Named Sue. Extended: A Girl Named Sue is a play about unexpected love. Focusing on a young Vietnamese-American woman, the play explores issues between Asian and Black communities in America, as well as the generational and cultural tension of growing up with refugee parents. From growing up in New Orleans to being the child of refugees, playwright Christine Hoang pulled from her most personal experiences to write A Girl Named Sue. At its heart, A Girl Named Sue is a universal story of identity, love, relationships, and community.
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Episode #802 / Length: 26 minutes