Writing/Essay Journal
Rick Shiomi, Artistic Director of Mu Performing Arts, describes their mission as “Promoting arts, equality, and justice by revealing the heart of the Asian-American experience.” Their version of Into the Woods integrates Asian costumes, scenery and culture. Write a brief version of your favorite folk or fairy tale.

Activity
Think about the meaning of your tale in terms of the culture it represents. Now, re-work it to reflect the heart of another culture. Would the characters dress and act differently? Would the objects they use change? Most importantly, would the message of the tale change?