Directed by Kulap Vilaysack

Cast: Kulap Vilaysack, Scott Aukerman, Casey Wilson

When actress and comedian Kulap Vilaysack was 14, she took her father’s side in an argument and her mother replied, ‘Why are you defending him? He’s not your real dad.’ Twenty years later, she’s finally ready to explore the meaning of her mother’s response. With stops in Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Laos, Kulap journeys to meet the biological father she never knew. On the road, unforeseen revelations strike as hilarious or heartbreaking, rarely in between. ORIGIN STORY is a deeply personal but universally relevant tale of immigration, conflict, and personal responsibility.

Director Kulap Vilaysack will be in attendance for Q&A.

Co-presented by Lao Community Service Center, and Lao Women Association of Washington and Jet City Improv

Vulgar language – including slurs
Depiction/Discussion of Abortion, Infertility, or Miscarriage – including pregnancy loss
Depiction/Discussion of Abuse – including emotional abuse, child abuse, animal abuse
Depiction/Discussion of Death or Dying – including miscarriages, drowning