The Sống Collective

A NYC theatre collective

Our History

The Sống Collective was founded by Vietnamese Theatre artists: David Lee Huynh, Carolina Do, and Jonathan Castanien, in the spring of 2019 as a response to the United States’ sharp cuts to refugee resettlement in the face of a global refugee crisis.

Our Mission

The Sống Collective’s mission is to reclaim the Vietnamese American narrative by creating development and performance opportunities for emerging artists of color. We nurture a community of artists whose work explores questions of identity, race, intersectionality, immigration, and the refugee experience. We are dedicated to telling stories that dare to subvert preconceptions of Asian Americans.


The Sống Collective is taking applications for it’s inaugural Vietnamese Writers Lab! A multi-phase writers group focused on community, education, accountability, and a public presentation. No need to have previous bodies of work, MFAs, experience, or productions to submit. Read the full details and apply here. Deadline to apply is December 28!

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