A project to enhance young actors' performing skills was launched in Hanoi on Nov. 2 under the auspices of the US embassy.

The month-long project, directed by Neil Fleckman and involving artists from the Youth Theatre, will focus on the drama, All My Sons, by American playwright Arthur Miller.

All My Sons was translated into Vietnamese in 1973 and staged in Vietnam by director Nguyen Dinh Nghi. The play was included in 100 Masterpieces of World Theatrre, published in 2006.

Fleckman earned a Master's Degree in Theatre from Columbia University and began acting and producing. He worked on tours by the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

Fleckman began working with Vietnamese actors and producers on Oct. 31 to rehearse for performances in Hanoi and Hai Phong early in December./.