Home Away From Home
Ongoing2021documentary theatreperformanceFilm

Choreographer Fang Yun Lo and her colleagues – the Vietnamese choreographer Ngo Thanh Phuong and the Taiwanese set designer Cheng Ting Chen – interviewed over one hundred people with Vietnamese backgrounds in Germany and Taiwan as part of a two-year journalistic research project. In spontaneous encounters at work, in stores, and snack bars, they talked about their experiences as immigrants or as members of families caught between cultures.

© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
© by Yu-Quan Lin
Home Away From Home deliberately exposes its own fragility and incompleteness, indeed the painful impossibility of being at home. [...] It is an associative panorama about identity and how it is fluid and difficult to define.
Dorothea Marcus, Deutschlandfunk radio station

Home Away From Home weaves dozens of memories together into a touching, polyphonic journey through the Vietnamese diasporic communities that are often invisible. Divided into small groups, the audience meets six performers at different stations throughout the theater who tell their own stories and those of their families – as artists, workers, YouTubers, and students. A complex mosaic of human relationships emerges from stories, pictures, films, and audio pieces.

Home Away From Home tells the story of the global dimensions of labor migration and intercultural reality, and reports on disruptions and structural violence, while simultaneously exploring the overarching human categories of home, identity, and happiness.


  • Creation

  • Performers

    Vu Phuong Thao
    Vo Thi Hong Cam Thuy
    Phạm Minh Duc
    Nguyen Thu Hang
    Phan My Nuong
    Bui Van Quy
  • Direction

    Fang Yun Lo
  • Artistic collaboration

    Ngo Thanh Phuong
  • Stage design

  • Music, Sound design

    Patrik Zosso
    Daniel Somaroo Acuña
  • Video, Editing, Camera, Film direction

  • Lighting design, Technical lead

    Max Rux
  • Project assistance

    Vũ Mạnh Đức
  • Video support

    René Liebert (STUDIO6)
  • Stage camera

    Andrés Aguilo
  • Production management