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Scope/Content: "An oral history with Alex Luu, born in 1966 in Saigon, Vietnam. He was eight years old during the Fall of Saigon and was among the first wave of refugees to leave the country. After some initial challenges, he and his family secured a sponsor and gradually managed to settle into American society in California. He attended school in the US since 4th grade and went on to attend UCLA. Alex is a critically acclaimed performance artist, teacher, and filmmaker. He is a resident teaching artist with the LA Arts Commission, Ford Theatre Foundation, and East West Players. He has been performing his autobiographical performance pieces and one-man show ""Three Lives"" since 1989 and teaching/facilitating his autobiographical writing/storytelling/performing workshop MY OWN STORY (MOS) since 1997, respectively. He has been artist-in-residence at theaters/arts organizations and campuses nationally, most notably for Boston Center for the Arts (2001, 2003), Berklee College of Music (2008, 2009), Boston's Mayor Office of Arts & Tourism (2006). He is also a seasonal guest artist lecturer at UC Davis since 2009." Scope/Content: This recording is from the Vietnamese American Experience Class Oral Histories, 2014 Spring subcollection. Scope/Content: Alex Luu, Photographer Jonathan Shin, 2014
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