See how the leaf people run is a radio play about the early settlement of the Hmong people in Australia in the 1990s. The Hmong are an ethnic minority Asian group, who came mostly as refugees to Australia in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
Developed as part of the Ian Reed Writer-in-Residence program with Radio National, the play explores themes of masculinity, of belonging, of home.
Michele Lee is Hmong, and was born and raised in Canberra.
//See how the leaf people run/// was nominated for a 2013 AWGIE for Original Radio Drama.
- Poetic realism
- 60 minutes
- 3 female, 7 male
- Roles: 4 main males, the other are the chorus
- 16 to 18, 18+
- all ages
- Australian Script Centre