Feature: Christine Hoang, MAMA and Austin Asian American Attorney in the Arts
If you have had the pleasure of meeting Christine Hoang, as I have, you know that she is no ordinary attorney. Like many of us, Hoang has many interests beyond being a dedicated contracts and procurement attorney for the Texas Education Agency, a devoted wife and mother, and a proud member of the Mother Attorney Mentoring Association.
More than just a MAMA, Hoang is pursuing her life’s dream of exploring a career as an artist. And this year has been a phenomenal year for her to do just that.
Hoang is a founding director of Color Arc Productions, a Texas nonprofit artistic production company. Hoang starred in Color Arc's inaugural production People of Color Christmas: The White Elephant in the Room, which she also wrote, produced, and directed, and which premiered in late 2015. Several MAMAs and their family members watched Hoang in action on stage. The events leading up to the creation of Color Arc Productions through the production of People of Color Christmas were documented by Austin filmmaker Christopher Kim in a documentary short called Born-Again Artist, which has been accepted and will premiere at the 9th Annual Austin Asian American Film Festival on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at the Blanton Auditorium Theater.
Hoang's current creative project is her second play, A Girl Named Sue. This production will be featured in season 8 of KLRU-TV, Austin PBS's Emmy-award winning documentary program Arts in Context. A Girl Named Sue will premiere in Austin in February 2017.
Hoang has other amazing credits, including co-authoring a short play with her husband, and performing as a fly girl in the original Doper Than Dope, which I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed. Doper Than Dope 2 will run this December 8th and 16th at the Spider House Ballroom.
Congratulations to Christine Hoang and best wishes in her future creative endeavors. It is our pleasure to feature and continue to support such an amazing MAMA.