Steve Stajich

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Joe Wandell on finding his mother, and writing Mekong Joe

    Joe Wandell spent a large part of his life wondering who he was, and in his one-man show, Mekong Joe, he invites you in on the search. This isn't one of those all too common protagonist-finding-himself stories, because Wandell's story is anything but common. In 1976, during the U.S. withdrawal from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Preview: A Vietnamese adoptee takes a long journey home in Steve Stajich's Mekong Joe

    ​Operation Babylift, which flew hundreds of babies out of Vietnam after the 1975 fall of Saigon for adoption in the United States, has faded from national memory. But for actor Joe Wandell, born Hai Tran Thai and the son of a Vietnamese woman and a GI, it remains the central fact of his life. ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2008

    Curtain Call

    Denver mourns the loss of its favorite bipolar, one-armed comic/poet/playwright.