BareBones 2020 · OFFERINGS: Artists Respond to the Mourning, Grieving and Fires on Lake Street

Oanh Vu

Pie in the Sky

What is police abolition? How can we reimagine safety in a way that supports people and truly prevents crime? And how would you, as a Minneapolis resident, like to see our money spent?

Check back soon to view a premiere of the short film, Pie in the Sky, and watch as our puppet friends Ruff the Dog and Bao The Bird grapple with these questions through song and dance.

Written and directed by Oanh Vu.

photos courtesy of the artist

About the Artist

Oanh Vu is an educator, artist, and community organizer. She has a long history in film but has recently found a home in puppetry. As the daughter of Vietnamse refugees, she uses playfulness of puppetry to tell stories of healing for herself and her community. She was a 2020 Puppet Lab Artist of Open Eye Theatre and her work has been shared through Monkeybear’s New Puppetworks, the Full Moon Puppet Show, Twin Cities Public Television, and Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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