Frontera Fest: Marian Thambynayagam
The eleventh episode of The Chutney Bubble Tea Half Hour is the first of the Spring 2002 semester. This show features Brooklyn-based poet/actor/performer Marian Thambynyagam, a University of Texas alumnus who, as an undergraduate was a leader in the student struggle for an Asian American Studies program. In this episode, Marian discusses her new show at Austin's annual theater festival, Frontera Fest. The performance is called "Sistah Overpass," and in the episode, Marian performs a selection for the radio audience. In the second half of the show, Marian's experiences as a Sri Lankan American artist and activist and how art can be a transformative tool for both an individual and for a community are discussed.
Arts, Community Media
Date: January 21, 2002
Source: The Chutney Bubble Tea Half Hour
Creator: Silky Shah, Zafar Shah
Contributor: Marian Yalini Thambynayagam, Tan Doan
Location: Austin, TX
Holding Institution: University of Texas
Item History: 2012-07-16 (created); 2013-05-04 (modified)
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